DOJ Wrong To Bring Tweets Into Visa Suit, Attys Say

By Jennifer Doherty (August 10, 2021, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The government shouldn't be allowed to use tweets by attorneys for visa lottery winners as a way to challenge a default judgment bid, the lawyers told a D.C. federal judge on Tuesday, arguing that assailing the tweets chills free speech.

Curtis Morrison and Rafael Urena represent a putative class of up to 80,000 individuals who could lose their chance to immigrate to the U.S. if the State Department doesn't issue their diversity visas by the end of September. The proposed class members have been unable to enter the country due to pandemic-related immigration bans and processing delays. Class counsel moved for...

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