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Congressman Sues Twitter

The Washington Post has an article discussing a recent lawsuit filed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) who claims “that Twitter, two parody Twitter accounts and a Republican political consultant violated the First Amendment and defamed him.” Most people familiar with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act realize that the congressman is unlikely to succeed in his lawsuit. However, according to the article, it appears that Congressman Nunes long term goal may not necessarily include winning his suit but rather laying the groundwork for future legal form i.e., getting the Supreme Court to reevaluate the standard for defaming public officials.

WashingtonPost.com: Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and a satirical cow over mean tweets. Does he have a case?


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