- How to watch the New Orleans Bowl online for free 9 Months Ago
- Prada’s racist toys pulled from shelves after social media backlash 9 Months Ago
- How to watch the Camellia Bowl online for free 9 Months Ago
- How to watch the Las Vegas Bowl online for free Today 8:30 AM
- How to watch Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano online for free Today 7:30 AM
- ‘Runaways’ season 2 expands its universe and mysteries Today 7:30 AM
- How to watch the Cure Bowl online for free Today 7:05 AM
- How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding for free Today 7:00 AM
- Politicians who inspired the internet in 2018 Today 6:30 AM
- Here are all the college bowl games on TV today Today 6:00 AM
- How to watch the New Mexico Bowl online for free Today 5:15 AM
- How to watch the Celebration Bowl online for free Today 4:55 AM
- How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen online for free Today 3:00 AM
- Report: DACA recipients increasingly being denied federal housing loans Friday 3:54 PM
- Chris Christie is finally getting praise—for turning down Donald Trump Friday 3:39 PM
Judge in Trump Twitter trial proposes ingenious solution sure to enrage president
A judge on Thursday recommended that instead of blocking followers he doesn’t like on Twitter, President Donald Trump should just mute the undesired critics.
The suggestion came as a possible solution to end a First Amendment lawsuit filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute and seven people Trump blocked from following his @realdonaldtrump account. They argue that by blocking people, Trump is violating constitutional rights to free speech.
“Isn’t the answer he just mutes the person he finds personally offensive?” U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald asked. “He can avoid hearing them by muting them.”
Lawyers on both sides said they would consider the muting solution and consult with their clients, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
“It’s not a perfect solution, but certainly, it is a pretty good one,” said Katherine Fallow, a Knight institute lawyer.
U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Baer has argued that Trump should be able to block people on Twitter just as he can choose who to not listen to in a room full of people. Baer also argued that by blocking followers, Trump is not regulating access to a public forum and therefore not violating the First Amendment.
Trump has not yet tweeted about the judge’s suggestion.
H/T Associated Press
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.