Patrick and Bob share what could be a monumental breakthrough in the attempt to stop Big Tech social media platforms from colluding with administration officials in the executive branch of the federal government. A federal judge has agreed to open discovery, upon motions made by the Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana, into the alleged collusion. This gives the attorneys subpoena power to look deep inside of the relationship between the government and the social media moguls who seem united in their effort to suppress the speech of "dissenting" voices. Stay tuned on this one, as it could become a key moment in trying to restore free speech online to people of all political ideologies, rather than just one.
Another huge win for free speech was announced when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Lorie Smith, a graphic artist and web designer in Colorado who is trying to prevent the state from punishing her if she refuses to create art or develop a website for an issue or cultural agenda with which she disagrees. The court will hear the argument--which centers on protecting against compelled speech, and not necessarily for religious reasons only--in the fall, with their opinion expected next summer.
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