Anti-Vaccine Activists Sue To Get California State Senator To Unblock Them On Twitter
The activists say the decision by state Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) to block them was an infringement on their First Amendment rights. “Can we sit by and allow Senator Pan to squelch his dissenters and play favorites in this public forum?” said Marian Tone, the attorney representing the activists.
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Citing Free Speech Rights, Anti-Vaccine Activists Sue State Senator For Blocking Them On Twitter
A pair of anti-vaccine activists recently filed a lawsuit against a state senator who authored a controversial vaccine law for blocking the activists on Twitter, arguing that it limited their 1st Amendment rights. The suit pointed to a recent court decision that deemed President Trump’s Twitter page a public forum and ruled that he must unblock users he had previously blocked. (Racker, 8/1)