TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 9, 2019
A federal appeals court in Manhattan says President Trump cannot block critics from his Twitter account, calling it "unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination," NPR reports. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court's decision that found that Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked certain Twitter users, because he uses his Twitter account to conduct official business and to interact with the public. "Public officials' social media accounts are now among the most significant forums for discussion of government policy," said Jameel Jaffer, who argued the case before the 2nd Circuit panel in March.