Trump Blocking Critics On Twitter Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

DC: A federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump cannot lawfully block critics from his personal @realDonaldTrump Twitter account.

U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald explained Trump’s Twitter account is properly thought of as a “public forum” from which users may not be excluded on the basis of their views.

“We hold that portions of the @realDonaldTrump account — the ‘interactive space’ where Twitter users may directly engage with the content of the President’s tweets — are properly analyzed under the ‘public forum’ doctrines set forth by the Supreme Court, that such space is a designated public forum, and that the blocking of the plaintiffs based on their political speech constitutes viewpoint discrimination that violates the First Amendment,” the decision reads.  more

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31 Comments on Trump Blocking Critics On Twitter Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

  1. Pretty sure that judges are just making it up as they go along now. Bet she wouldn’t have ruled that way if it was Barry the Spy.

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  2. Trump blocking critics on Twitter = Unconstitutional

    President of Twitter blocking critics on Twitter = Constitutional

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  3. Twitter is definitely NOT a public forum. It’s filtered and monetized by filthy capitalist bourgeois. Freedom of association is a right. This judge is Marxist tool.

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  4. Surely Pres. Trump has a bigger judge, doesn’t he? I mean, his judge is bigger than THEIR judge, right?? Maybe the SC could weigh in.

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  5. So, leftist politicians can’t block critics, either. I’m not on twitter, but I hope those who are rip into leftist politicians and see if they get blocked. If so, lawyer up.

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  6. “the ‘interactive space’ where Twitter users may directly engage with the content of the President’s tweets — are properly analyzed under the ‘public forum’ doctrines set forth by the Supreme Court, that such space is a designated public forum”

    unless you reply with a conservative point of view then you can be blocked.

    see how that works ?

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  7. Would this leftist hack rule the same way if some douche was trolling HER? Doubt it. Also, how can Trump’s personal twitter account be a PUBLIC forum? They’re just wingin’ it now…..

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  8. If Twitter is a public forum then they should be forbidden from blocking conservative viewpoints in general.

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  9. This is good news. I expect this will open the door to conservatives to stop Twitter from blocking them. I will take time and a couple court victories, but this is OK. Trust the plan.

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  10. Ok this means I have a right to a Twitter account. And as a Twitter account holder who follows Trump, I cannot be banned or shadow banned by Twitter, because PUBLIC forum.

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  11. A private account on a private network…where’s the problem? Will this be “equally” enforced for ALL public officials? What about Twatter’s own ban hammer? Will THEY be forced to allow ALL content too? Looks like the judge just added more lubricant to an already slippery slope.

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  12. A judge can’t just make this decision for Trump alone based on the 1A. This decision has to apply to all elected and appointed government officials. Demand every democrat official scrub their block list now too.

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  13. Well. I hope conservatives take over a hashtag (preferably one started by a lib who though he was being all social justice-y) IN A BIG WAY and use it to tweet left and right US public officials who cannot block them! (Not tweet harassment, but disagree enthusiastically!

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  14. Jüst to show what a buffon I am, I have never even seen the word Twitter anywhere in the constitution.

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  15. Ooh good call. ALL congress cannot block anyone. Because politicians in a public forum. You hear that, Schumer and Marxine? How about them apples John McCain!

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  16. Clinton appointed Democrat Judge so this shouldn’t be coming as a surprise. Appeal the ruling and have SCOTUS slap this scrunt around.

  17. Trump just gives his sign on to a trusted non-government person and just calls him with a message. That person runs the account as Trump wants, blocks nutballs and runs the account as a private person who echoes messages from Trump. No problem, all fixed. Hillary did something similar and got away with it.

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