This is stupid. A bunch of lawyers and judges and doj officials all spent a bunch of time while pulling salaries to settle the important question of some bullshit about who can block who on twitter.
I think you’re misremembering. If this had gone up to the Supreme Court already, the Second Circuit wouldn’t have ruled on this. I wouldn’t be surprised if this goes to the Supreme Court though.
It’s more complex than that. The underlying question is whether Trump’s use of Twitter is just some guy ranting or “official government business.”
“The First Amendment prohibits an official who uses a social media account for government purposes from excluding people from an “otherwise open online dialogue” because they say things the official disagrees with, he wrote.”
Trump’s argument was that his use of social media did not constitute “government purpose.” This decision says it is. Like I wrote above, ultimately, the Supreme Court will probably decide this.
Yeah I guess I was remembering the first ruling from 2018. This felt squarely in the “you could have that argument, if you didn’t do these things” kind of thing.
Today has been a huge “didn’t that already happen?” day for me. This. The Epstein/Trump stuff, that I swear I read months ago word for word. And on a shorter time scale, Barr recusing himself (from an old case, but not from the current one that’s in the news).
And tons of people posting, “how did I not hear about this” on the internet.
Someone on reddit mentioned that part of the game is making people feel defeated by hitting them over and over and over again over a very long run without anything actually happening. Feeling a lot of that at the moment.
I just want wow classic to come out so I can put on a headset and pretend it’s 2005 again or something.
I hear that. A few friends and I already picked races and classes, were gonna either find out our glasses are rose colored or were gonna have a great time.
Just watched the trump citizenship question on the census thing. Sounds like they’re dropping the question, but he’s attempting to intimidate non citizens to not fill it out with all his comments and his “executive order”.
Congressional Democrats sued Trump for the same reasons and that case is still ongoing:
“A similar case, filed by congressional Democrats, is now before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and legal experts say the question could well wind up before the Supreme Court.”
EDIT: Trump making anti-Semitic statement caught in court document.
Good to know Trump’s EPA can be bribed.
This thread from someone who worked on the Democratic campaign running against David Duke (KKK leader, explicitly racist dude) in the 90’s. The lesson he learned by running against the guy twice is probably about as good of a comparison on the wrong and right way to run against a racist as the Democrats have.
Or if you want to read it on Thread Reader
Ugh Tim Wise.
f i f t e e n
When accused of a crime, a truly innocent man will behave in a particular way. Trump does not act like an innocent man at all.
Watching Mueller testify right now, I was not aware that in a courtroom you can just refuse to answer every question
What are you referring to? This isn’t a court? He’s under oath, but agreed to only answer questions about five bullet points.
See above about it not being a courtroom but also look up any prior congressional hearings to see what dodging question really looks like.