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Free Speech Under Attack: SCOTUS Hands Biden Huge Win In His Effort To Censor Conservatives

Today’s leftists are quick to disparage the Supreme Court as dominated by far-right extremists, at least until the court delivers a decision that aligns with their agenda.

That happened this week with a decision siding with the Biden administration and reversing a lower court’s ruling that the federal government should not be permitted to pressure social media companies to suppress the free speech rights of their users.

As the Daily Caller reported:

The justices ruled 6-3 to reverse a lower court injunction barring the federal government from “coercing or significantly encouraging” social media companies to suppress speech, finding that plaintiffs did not have standing. The case, Murthy v. Missouri, was brought by the Republican attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, along with five individual plaintiffs whose own speech was censored.

“The plaintiffs rely on allegations of past Government censorship as evidence that future censorship is likely,” Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote in the majority opinion. “But they fail, by and large, to link their past social-media restrictions to the defendants’ communications with the platforms. Thus, the events of the past do little to help any of the plaintiffs establish standing to seek an injunction to prevent future harms.”

Last July, District of Louisiana Judge Terry A. Doughty issued the initial injunction blocking a wide range of Biden administration officials from communicating with social media platforms for the purposes of censoring protected speech. The allegations in the case could be “the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history,” he wrote, calling the government’s actions “Orwellian.”

As expected, many social media users bristled at the latest perceived attack on the First Amendment.

Justice Samuel Alito was among the three justices who dissented, and he made his opposition to the ruling known.

According to the New York Post:

In a blistering dissent, Alito warned that the actions of officials in the case were “blatantly unconstitutional, and the country may come to regret the Court’s failure to say so.”

“Purely private entities like newspapers are not subject to the First Amendment … But government officials may not coerce private entities to suppress speech,” he wrote. “The record before us is vast.”

Here’s some additional coverage of the landmark ruling:


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