SCOTUS Will Decide Whether Public Officials Can Block Naysayers on Social Media

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two First Amendment rights cases this fall after San Diego board members blocked parents for raising concerns on their social media accounts. A second case was filed against the city manager in Port Huron, Michigan for blocking a resident who raised Covid-19 concerns on his Facebook page. In both cases, the courts sided with the plaintiffs, but the defendants appealed to the Supreme Court which agreed on Monday to pick up the cases.

In the case of O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier, Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff and T.J....

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