Peter Strzok, a former FBI agent, was dismissed over text messages sent to a colleague that criticized President Trump. Strzok filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the government over his firing, claiming the government violated his First and Fifth Amendment rights.
The American Civil Liberties Union and Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute sued three U.S. intelligence chiefs and the acting defense secretary arguing that “the reviews as currently practiced breach the Constitution’s First Amendment prohibition on government abridgment of freedom of speech.”
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision that President Trump’s Twitter warrants constitutional free speech protection under the First Amendment and he is not allowed to block other Twitter users for statements he does not like.
A federal judge blocked a Trump administration regulation requiring drug makers to include their sticker prices in television ads after three major drug makers sued the administration, “arguing the Department of Health and Human Services did not have the authority to require these disclosures and that requiring them violated the drug makers’ First Amendment rights.”
President Trump complained that “social media companies are run by Democrats,” and there is a supposed bias against conservatives on social media. President Trump further complains that “Twitter has somehow made it difficult for people to follow his @realDonaldTrump account, from which he tweets prolifically.”