The Biden regime is fighting tooth and nail to preserve its power to coerce Big Tech ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
Following a request by the scandal-ridden Department of Justice, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito temporarily paused an appeals court injunction for the Missouri v. Biden case. The order initially barred certain factions of the Biden regime — namely the White House, the Surgeon General, the FBI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — from coercing Big Tech platforms from censoring free speech. The Court will determine on Sept. 22 whether the injunction should remain.
The Court’s involvement came after the DOJ submitted an emergency filing on Sept. 14, desperately defending its coercion of Big Tech platforms. “A central dimension of presidential power is the use of the Office’s bully pulpit to seek to persuade Americans —and American companies—to act in ways that the President believes would advance the public interest,” the DOJ’s application read. The DOJ argued that it needs time to prepare before filing a formal appeal to the Court.
Alito responded by issuing an administrative stay that blocks the injunction first issued by U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty of Alabama from taking effect until Sept. 22, Politico reported. Doughty’s injunction — later partially upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals — rebuked anti-free speech collusion between the federal government and social media platforms.
MRC Free Speech America’s unique CensorTrack.org database was central to the suit led by Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey and Louisiana Attorney General Jeffrey Landry. Alito gave both Bailey and Landry until September 20 to respond to the allegations brought forth by the DOJ in a desperate bid to block the appeals court’s ruling.
The Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling marked an embarrassing loss for the Biden regime, with MRC Vice President Dan Schneider calling it a victory for free speech. Schneider also added, “The fact that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the White House likely violated the First Amendment means they will now think twice before coercing social media platforms to do their bidding ahead of the 2024 election.”
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