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Ocasio-Cortez Set to Testify in Lawsuit Challenging Blocking of Twitter Follower


Patient MembeR
Apr 18, 2018
Source at law.com

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, a federal judge has determined, has agreed to testify in Brooklyn federal court in a lawsuit brought by a former New York state assemblyman who was blocked from her @AOC Twitter account.
At an evidentiary hearing Thursday, Senior U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York said Ocasio-Cortez should testify before the case, which was filed in July, moves forward. The Daily News reported that Block at the Thursday hearing said “I think she needs to testify here.”
Ocasio-Cortez’ lawyer Joseph Sandler of Sandler, Reiff, Lamb, Rosenstein & Birkenstock confirmed that Ocasio-Cortez would testify in the matter, without further action from Block. A date for her testimony had not been set as of Friday, according to Sandler.
Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, who runs an organization called Americans Against Anti-Semitism, sued in July after his verified Twitter account was blocked by Ocasio-Cortez’ verified Twitter account.
Hikind’s lawyers argue that he was blocked “purely because of his speech in support of Jewish values and Israel,” making the case a First Amendment question, according to court documents and attorney Jacob Weinstein, who is representing Hikind.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has said people are only blocked from her Twitter account for harassment, in her answer to the complaint last month asked for the suit to be dismissed with prejudice.


How do the Democrats expect their radical utopian ideals to be taken seriously when they won't even abide by their own principles? This same statute was ruled against President Trump to force him to unblock Twitter followers. Ocasio-Cortez, however, has refused to abide by this law pushed forward by her party and is now being asked to appear in court before a judge.

Should be amusing.
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Oct 1, 2006
Next up, someone who was banned from retweeting her needs to sue on the basis that her Twitter is a public forum.

It would be hilarious if Twitter was forced to "unban" people with regards to interacting with specific people - essentially, even if you are banned you can still Tweet at "public figures". That is the logical conclusion of the identical case about Trump blocking people.
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Sep 1, 2017
She is going to state that she doesn’t write her own tweets and didn’t block anyone.
Just watch. Not in her purview defense.
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Feb 21, 2018
It was a Jewish guy being pro-Israel, so its simple. Play the Islamaphobia card. Done and done. She will just claim her life is in danger now and he was being anti-Islam and they will throw her a parade and promote her to president.