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Federal Judge Terry Doughty of Louisiana on Monday shot down the Biden administration’s request that he implement a temporary stay on an order he issued last week that restricted the Biden regime from contacting social media companies.
According to a report from The Federalist, Doughty explained that last week’s preliminary injunction July was specific:
“It only prohibits something the Defendants have no legal right to do — contacting social-media companies for the purpose of urging, encouraging, pressuring, or inducing in any manner, the removal, deletion, suppression, or reduction of content containing protected free speech posted on social-media platforms.”
In his judgement on the motion to stay, Doughty additionally explained, “’Protected free speech’ means speech which is protected by the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution in accordance with the jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court.”
As previously reported by RSBN, the ongoing lawsuit, Missouri v. Biden, was originally filed by the states of Missouri and Louisiana, which have both accused Joe Biden and his administration of violating the First Amendment rights of American citizens by actively colluding with Big Tech to censor free speech.
Conservatives this week celebrated Judge Doughty’s decision to deny the Biden administration’s request to stay the preliminary injunction, calling it a win for free speech in America.
GOP personality and Trump ally Kari Lake observed on Twitter, “Wow! What incredible bravery shown by Judge Terry Doughty, who denied another attempt by the Biden regime to censor Americans[.] This is a huge win for establishing constitutional precedent on free speech in big tech. Freedom wins!”
Missouri Senator Eric Schmitt (R) noted, “This is another big win, but the fight to end the government’s vast censorship enterprise continues on.”
Schmitt previously served as the attorney general of Missouri. The current Missouri Attorney General, Andrew Bailey, stated of the ongoing lawsuit, “We must build a wall of separation between tech and state to preserve our First Amendment right to free, fair, and open debate. Missouri will continue to lead the way in the fight to defend our most fundamental freedoms.”