The Justice Department asked a federal court of appeals on Friday to reconsider a case where President Donald Trump was told he couldn’t legally block Twitter users from seeing his tweets.
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has not yet said if it would rehear the case. The request comes following a three-judge appellate panel having decided in July that Trump blocking users on Twitter from following or interacting with his account handle @realDonaldTrump was unconstitutional.
The Justice Department, which has represented Trump in the lawsuit, called the matter one of “exceptional importance.” The department maintains that Trump’s Twitter account is his personal account and will remain his handle after he leaves office.
As you may know, I remain one of the people he has blocked. Below is the image that did the trick a couple of years ago.
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) March 27, 2019