In a major blow to the Biden administration, a judge has blocked the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) from interfering in American elections through censorship. The ruling, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, found that CISA likely violated the First Amendment by colluding with Silicon Valley to silence constitutionally protected speech. This decision has significant implications for the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Judge Blocks Election Watchdog from Censoring Americans Ahead of 2024 Electionhttps://t.co/PUUDHbrOVi
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) October 4, 2023
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey celebrated the injunction against CISA, emphasizing its importance in protecting the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans. Notably, the court order extends beyond CISA to include the White House, Surgeon General, CDC, and FBI. This follows a previous court order that forbade the Biden administration from suppressing dissenting viewpoints.
CISA, which operates under the Department of Homeland Security, plays a central role in the censorship enterprise. It was the very agency that collaborated with the FBI to silence the Hunter Biden laptop story, underscoring its partisan nature. However, Missouri, a staunch defender of the Constitution, successfully argued for CISA’s inclusion in the court order to prevent further violations of the First Amendment.
This ruling comes from a panel of three judges nominated by Republican presidents, reinforcing its conservative undertones. It effectively prohibits CISA and its top officials from pressuring tech companies into censoring posts related to elections. Considering the significance of this case, the Supreme Court may ultimately decide its fate, as the Justice Department has requested a temporary suspension of the 5th Circuit ruling.
The lawsuit, known as Missouri v. Biden, represents a broader movement fighting for every American’s right to criticize elections and demand voting integrity. It highlights the increasingly polarized and contentious nature of American politics, where fundamental freedoms are at stake. The outcome of this case will shape the future of election security and safeguarding free speech in the United States. And for conservatives, it’s a much-needed victory in the ongoing battles for constitutional rights.