Trump's Twitter Blocking Is Unconstitutional, NY Judge Rules

By Allison Grande (May 23, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's blocking of critics from his personal Twitter account is unconstitutional, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting the U.S. Department of Justice's argument that the president's actions don't trample on anyone's First Amendment rights.

In a 75-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the Southern District of New York kept alive a suit brought in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven Twitter users who said Trump blocked their Twitter accounts, which prevents them from viewing or replying to Trump's tweets, after they tweeted disapproving messages at him.

The blocked users contended that Trump's actions amount...

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