The Supreme Court has stayed a court injunction which effectively restricted the Biden Administration from censoring conservative voices online, opening the door yet again for conservatives to be targeted and silenced on social media.
Justice Samuel Alito believes the decision is “highly disturbing,” and a threat to the first amendment.
“This case concerns what two lower courts found to be a coordinated campaign by high-level federal officials to suppress the expression of disfavored views on important public issues,” Alito stated, emphasizing that the injunction had kept officials from the Biden Administration from “either coercing social media companies to engage in such censorship or actively controlling those companies’ decisions about the content posted on their platforms.” (Trending: Obama Says the Unthinkable to Israel)
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“Today … a majority of the Court, … without any explanation, suspends the effect of that injunction until the Court completes its review of this case, an event that may not occur until late in the spring of next year,” Alito added.
“Government censorship of private speech is antithetical to our democratic form of government, and therefore today’s decision is highly disturbing.”
“The injunction applies only when the Government crosses the line and begins to coerce or control others’ exercise of their free-speech rights,” Alito pressed.
“Does the Government think that the First Amendment allows Executive Branch officials to engage in such conduct?” (Trending: Jimmy Kimmel Quietly Fired From Job)
“Despite the Government’s conspicuous failure to establish a threat of irreparable harm, the majority stays the injunction and thus allows the defendants to persist in committing the type of First Amendment violations that the lower courts identified,” he said.
“At this time in the history of our country, what the Court has done, I fear, will be seen by some as giving the Government a green light to use heavy-handed tactics to skew the presentation of views on the medium that increasingly dominates the dissemination of news.”
“That is most unfortunate,” he finished.