The Knight First Amendment Institute sued President Trump, saying that blocking critics (like me) on Twitter violated the First Amendment. The suit argued that the @realDonaldTrump account is a “public forum” under the First Amendment, which means the government can’t exclude Americans from it because of their opinions. The suit also claimed that the White House is violating the seven plaintiffs’ First Amendment right to petition their government for redress of grievances and also that blocking people violates the right of the unblocked to hear the complaints of people like me.
Trump lost the lawsuit, but apparently it applies only to the plaintiffs and people named in the suit, so I’m still blocked.
The following Twitter accounts were un-blocked after the court ruling:
In other words, I have to sue a billionaire in order to exercise my Constitutional rights.
Is anyone keeping a list of the people Trump is still blocking?