00:00 GMT +317 July 2019
Listen Live

    Free Speech & Tweets

    Get short URL

    On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that since assuming office, US President Donald Trump has been violating the US Constitution’s First Amendment by choosing to block certain Americans from viewing his timeline, despite the account in question being his personal handle rather than “@POTUS.”

    Free Speech & Tweets

    Many anti-Trump Twitter users have proudly displayed in their bios how they were #BlockedByTrump, but things are about to change following a July 9 unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel within the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York.

    Trump may not be the only politician who has to reverse his blocks. Tuesday afternoon, Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind announced on Twitter that he would open up a similar lawsuit against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), because “no one is above the law.”

    “Debate, as uncomfortable and as unpleasant as it frequently may be, is nonetheless a good thing,” Judge Barrington D. Parker wrote. “In resolving this appeal, we remind the litigants and the public that if the First Amendment means anything, it means that the best response to disfavored speech on matters of public concern is more speech, not less.”

    The Tuesday ruling comes a year after US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald made a similar assertion, but did not order the US president to unblock individuals because she did not want to get into the “legal thicket” of using the court’s powers to command the president.


    Mick Jagger Taunts POTUS Trump Over Independence Day Gaffe at Rolling Stones Gig
    Trump Calls UK Ambassador 'Stupid Guy,' 'Pompous Fool' After Diplomatic Cable Leak
    Are Kim Darroch's Trump Leaks Just a 'Subordinate Taking Revenge For Years of Bullying'?
    Trump on Indian Tariffs on US Goods: 'No Longer Acceptable!'
    Qatar to Sign 'Big Contract' With Boeing During Emir's US Visit - Trump
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, Social Media, Social Media, Social Media, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, POTUS, Donald Trump, Donald Trump
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More cartoons

    • Pedophiles, Plea Deals and Pink Slips
      Last update: 22:06 12.07.2019
      22:06 12.07.2019

      Pedophiles, Plea Deals and Pink Slips

      On Friday, US President Donald Trump announced to White House reporters that Labor Secretary Rene Alexander Acosta would be stepping down of his own accord, just two days after Acosta held a press conference defending his 2007 plea deal given to convicted sex offender and billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.

    • Military Dependence Day
      Last update: 22:19 03.07.2019
      22:19 03.07.2019

      Military Dependence Day

      US President Donald Trump claims this year’s July 4 celebration on the National Mall will be the “show of a lifetime,” featuring a series of musical performances, military flyovers and a public address from 45 himself. However, Trump’s scheduled displays may not be the only prominent gatherings in Washington, DC.

    • Too Many Candidates, Too Little Time
      Last update: 22:14 27.06.2019
      22:14 27.06.2019

      Too Many Candidates, Too Little Time

      Wednesday night kicked off the first of a two-day, 20-candidate debate series between a wide range of political hopefuls vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. From Spanglish to technical difficulties, the night included a series of unexpected occurrences both on and off the stage.

    • Twitter Fire
      Last update: 22:28 25.06.2019
      22:28 25.06.2019

      Twitter Fire

      Tensions between Tehran and Washington reached new levels on Tuesday after Iran’s president criticized his US counterpart’s administration, asserting the White House is “full of lies” and “mentally retarded” for its sanctions. US President Donald Trump, of course, did not let this comment go without a Twitter response.