It’s just a matter of time before the class-action lawsuit filed by Trump against the Big Tech social media giants reaches the United States Supreme Court.
His legal team is confident the case with transcend lower court ordered to reach the conservative-majority SCOTUS justices.
A lawyer for Former President Donald Trump announced he believes Trump’s lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter could go to the Supreme Court because those companies are doing the “bidding of the government.”
John Coale called in for a Fox News interview, arguing that a number of factors contribute to Big Tech acting as “state actors,” which makes them liable to certain government standards, such as the protection of free speech and the First Amendment.
“This issue will in the end be decided in the Supreme Court. It’s that important,” he added.
After the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, several social media companies banned Trump from their platforms. Facebook said the ban could last until 2023. Others, such as Twitter, decided on a permanent ban.
Last week, members of Coale’s legal team filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Google to allow the former president to return to YouTube. His legal team argues that a number of factors are cause for social media companies to be treated as government actors.
“… if … the private company is doing the bidding of the government, and they are,” he added.
“We had Joe Biden’s press secretary confirm that last month, she said that they’re working closely with Facebook to prevent misinformation on the virus.”
”Because, you know, for all you out there who are Democrats and liberals or whatever you are, you’re next,” Coale said.
Coale warned that while Conservatives and Republicans are the main target for Big Tech government censors as of now, it’s just a matter of time before Liberals are next.
Coale’s team also plans to file preliminary injunctions for Twitter and Facebook. Any appeals to the decision would go to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney