Federal Appeals Court Holds Twitter in Contempt

The social media company withheld President Trump’s account from an investigation.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a lower court’s decision to hold Twitter in contempt, affirming that the company did violate a federal search warrant by withholding access to the Twitter account of former President Donald Trump.

Twitter raised a concern about a potential First Amendment violation by not notifying President Trump of the search warrant before federal prosecutors accessed his account, ultimately denying access to his account for months. However, the court pointed out that it is normal and routine for prosecutors in any case to not notify the targets of search warrants in order to protect their investigations.

“Under the circumstances, the court did not abuse its discretion when it ultimately held Twitter in contempt and imposed a $350,000 sanction,” the ruling stated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the judges of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • For former President Trump and his legal representatives as they address the cases brought against him.

Sources: Reuters, Lawfare


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