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Document: Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Intelligence and Military Pre-Publication Review

On Tuesday, former intelligence and military officials filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's pre-publication review process, which requires former personnel to submit public writing for review before publication. The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, is available in full here and below.

 

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Document: Fourth Circuit Says Virginia Politician’s Facebook Page is a ‘Public Forum’ and that First Amendment Prohibits Blocking Constituents

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in Davidson v. Randall that a Virginia county official who blocked a constituent's access to the official’s Facebook page had violated the First Amendment. The court held that the official’s Facebook account amounted to a “public forum” and that blocking constituent access based on political viewpoints is unconstitutional. The full ruling is below.

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Document: Trump's Blocking of Critics on Twitter is Unconstitutional, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Rules

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a declaratory judgment holding that President Trump's blocking of his critics on Twitter violates the First Amendment. The ruling is included in full below.

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