An appeals court decided that the Biden administration still cannot censor speech on social media but they gave the government 10 days to appeal to the Supreme Court.
If the Supreme Court takes up this case, it will be one of the major tests to free speech in our lifetime.
The case revolves around the lawsuit brought by Missouri and Louisiana’s Attorneys General. In July, a judge ruled that they had proven that the Biden administration had violated First Amendment rights by working directly with social media to censor speech about Covid and other topics. He ruled that they cannot do it anymore.
The government appealed and the court agreed that the government had “ran afoul of the First Amendment” and still cannot do it. The court did, however, say that some government organizations can work with social media to censor speech, namely, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services.
That’s not much better. Those organizations have been shown to censor speech in troubling ways.
So what do you think? Should the Supreme Court take up this case?