The White House is asking the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that restricts President Donald Trump from blocking followers on Twitter.
The president’s legal team seeks to define the executive authority to block followers after a lower court ruled Trump’s Twitter account is “an official channel of communication” and therefore cannot block Americans from seeing his tweets.
Three judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that blocking Twitter followers is a violation of their First Amendment rights of free speech. A full appeals court declined to hear the case in March, and the White House now is fighting the ruling to the nation’s highest court.
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