Supremely Wrong: Court Ruling on Murthy Misses Point Entirely

The plaintiffs had their content throttled or removed from social media platforms at the behest of the government

By Thomas Buckley, June 26, 2024 1:54 pm

The United States Supreme Court ruled today, in a 6 to 3 decision, that the plaintiffs in the most important free speech case in decades did not have standing to ask for preliminary injunctive relief.

That is wrong.

In her majority opinion, Justice Amy Coney Barrett bent over sideways to avoid judging the case on its merits – the allegation is that various and sundry government agencies coerced private social media companies to remove posts and tweets and such they did not like – and focused instead on whether or not the plaintiffs had the right, or standing, to ask for and be granted such relief.


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