On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case relating to former President Donald Trump blocking people on social media website Twitter, which a lawsuit claimed violated the First Amendment.
The New York Post reported that the Supreme Court tossed a decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York finding Trump blocking his critics on Twitter violated their First Amendment rights. The Supreme Court dismissed the case because Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, rendering the case moot.
Judge Clarence Thomas wrote in his opinion that Trump had “limited control” of his 89 million followers on the social media platform, while Twitter itself had total control.
“The disparity between Twitter’s control and Mr. Trump’s control is stark, to say the least. Mr. Trump blocked several people from interacting with his messages. Twitter barred Mr. Trump not only from interacting with a few users, but removed him from the entire platform, thus barring all Twitter users from interacting with