Wisconsin legislators not allowed to exclude liberal group from Twitter

Three Republican Wisconsin state legislators were found to have violated the free speech rights of a liberal group when they blocked it from their Twitter feeds. One Wisconsin Now hailed the federal court decision writing in an e-mail: “Elected officials can’t exclude people from public forums just because they don’t agree with their political views or don’t want to hear what they may have to say.” (The Cap Times, January 18, 2019, by Katelyn Ferral)

They judge wrote in his ruling that since the Republicans operated the Twitter accounts as public officials, they had set up an interactive forum with the public so were required to uphold the First Amendment on the forum.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 18, 2019, by Patrick Marley)

For other FAC coverage on the issue, click here and here.