Judge Terry Doughty ordered on Tuesday that the Biden administration has 21 days to provide all pertinent emails exchanged by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Dr. Anthony Fauci to social media platforms in relation to claims of false information and the suppression of social media content.
Attorney Generals Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana have both filed lawsuits against the Biden administration and the social media firms. The state attorneys general accused the Biden administration of restricting free expression that is guaranteed by the constitution on issues including elections, the COVID-19 lab leak theory, lockdowns connected to the coronavirus, and others.
Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit is a significant plaintiff in the lawsuit that the State of Missouri has filed. This case is Missouri State v. Schmitt et al. v. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-01213. According to the lawsuit, President Trump and other senior members of the Biden Administration violated the First Amendment by ordering social media companies to censor opinions that disagree with official government messaging on COVID-19 and concerns about election integrity in relation to the 2020 general election. This is supported by public statements, emails, and recently made public documents.
Louisiana, the epidemiologists Drs. Hoft, and Missouri are additional plaintiffs with Missouri and Hoft. Martin Kulldorff, Jayanta Bhattacharya, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty;
The internet firms have asked Dr. Tony Fauci 21 days to turn over all relevant correspondence to them in an effort to suppress any critics of their stupid, dangerous, and possibly fatal COVID policy.
According to FOX News:
A federal judge in Louisiana ruled on Tuesday that the Biden administration must provide all relevant emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to social media sites in connection with claims of misinformation and the censorship of online content.
🚨BREAKING: In our lawsuit against the Biden Admin for colluding with social media companies to censor speech, the Court just ordered DOJ to produce records from key WH & HHS officials like Dr. Fauci, the WH Press Secretary, and others.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) September 6, 2022
Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana, both attorneys general, filed a lawsuit in May accusing the Biden administration of stifling free speech on matters covered by the First Amendment, such as elections, the COVID-19 lab leak theory, coronavirus-related lockdowns, and others. Judge Terry Doughty, appointed by the former president Donald Trump, made the ruling in the case.
Despite the Justice Department's objections based on executive privilege and presidential communications privilege, Doughty concluded that "This Court believes Plaintiffs are entitled to external communications by Jean-Pierre and Dr. Fauci in their capacities as White House Press Secretary and Chief Medical Advisor to the President to third-party social media platforms."
Schmitt is an American presidential hopeful. The junior senator from Missouri tweeted about a change in his case.
Their initial filing stated, "having threatened and cajoled social-media platforms for years to censor viewpoints and speakers disfavored by the Left, senior government officials in the Executive Branch have moved into a phase of open collusion with social-media platforms under the Orwellian guise of halting so-called 'disinformation,"misinformation,' and'malinformation.'"
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