Updated: Jan 3, 2021
Shocking that one of Shannon Watts’s minions who got into federal office takes after her.......
The Chicago GOP even got involved:
As that is her account used to communicate to constituents when she was running for office:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing two lawsuits over blocking critics from her Twitter account, @AOC. The complaints were filed last week and allege First Amendment violations, and they came within hours of the Second Circuit’s opinion in Knight Institute v. Trump—in which the appeals court held that President Trump engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination when he blocked critics from his own Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump.
As Judge Barrington D. Parker, writing for a unanimous panel, put it: “[T]he First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.” Parker went on to conclude: “[W]e remind the litigants and the public that if the First Amendment means anything, it means that the best response to disfavored speech on matters of public concern is more speech, not less.”
That followed a Fourth Circuit case, decided in January, in which a local official blocked a man from a government Facebook page because of the man’s criticism of the county school board. In its opinion, the appeals court observed that the page had all “the hallmarks of a public forum” and that blocking access was “black-letter viewpoint discrimination.” That was the first circuit court ruling on the First Amendment’s application to government-run social-media accounts.
So now a tad on Marie. She’s part of the Justice Democrats: