Massive federal court case changes First Amendment forever

Joe Biden

Freedom of speech is one of the core liberties enjoyed by Americans. The Federal Government is doing everything to change that.

And this massive federal court case changes the First Amendment forever.

Joe Biden and the Democrats hate when conservatives expose their lies and corruption for the world to see.

That’s why they’ve been spending years labeling Republicans and their ideas as “hateful” and “violent.”

Biden even said MAGA supporters – people who support Donald Trump – “represent extremism.”

This is the first link in the chain that eventually leads to silencing and censoring anyone who disagrees with the liberal orthodoxy.

But Biden just got slapped with a major setback.

On Monday, a federal judge rejected the Biden administration’s efforts to dismiss a case concerning online censorship, ruling that Missouri and Louisiana had “plausibly alleged” First Amendment infringement.

The Biden administration’s move to dismiss a lawsuit filed on May 5 by Republican Attorneys General Erik Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana was refused by United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana.

Schmitt and Landry claimed that the Biden administration conspired with social media corporations to stifle discourse on a variety of issues, including the 2020 presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged joint action, entwinement, and/or that specific features of Defendants’ actions combined to create state action,” Doughty wrote in the ruling.

“Plaintiffs have clearly and plausibly alleged that Defendants engaged in viewpoint discrimination and prior restraints. As discussed in great detail above, Plaintiffs allege a regime of censorship that targets specific viewpoints deemed mis-, dis-, or malinformation by federal officials,” Doughty added.

“Because Plaintiffs allege that Defendants are targeting particular views taken by speakers on a specific subject, they have alleged a clear violation of the First Amendment, i.e., viewpoint discrimination. Moreover, Plaintiffs allege that Defendants, by placing bans, shadow-bans, and other forms of restrictions on Plaintiffs’ social-media accounts, are engaged in de facto prior restraints, another clear violation of the First Amendment.”

Landry shared documents on Twitter, including an email from White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty to an unidentified Facebook employee on April 14, 2021, demanding that the business delete Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s video concerning vaccines.

Carlson founded the Daily Caller and the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“Since we’ve been on the phone—the top post about vaccines today is [T]ucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterday it was Tomi Lehren [sic] saying she won’t take one,” Flaherty wrote to the Facebook employee, according to the email released by Landry.

“This is exactly why I want to know what ‘Reduction’ actually looks like—if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine-hesitant audience with [T]ucker Carlson saying it doesn’t work’ then … I’m not sure it’s reduction!”

The White House did not immediately reply to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Of course, a denial of the motion to dismiss doesn’t mean Biden will inevitably lose the case.

But it sure isn’t a great start for ‘ol Joe.

Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.