Federal Court Grants Discovery Motion In Lawsuit Against Biden

A federal court judge granted Missouri and Louisiana’s motion for expedited discovery in a blow to the Biden administration.

The lawsuit named the Biden Administration and several Big Tech companies as defendants, such as Meta, Twitter, YouTube, and others. 

Reclaim the Net stated that the decision allows Missouri Attorney General Erich Schmitt to and Louisiana AttorneyGeneral Jeff Landry, respectively, to officially begin the document collection process. The defendants have to respond or object to the plaintiffs’ requests within 30 days of receipt.

“The First Amendment obviously applies to the citizens of Missouri and Louisiana, so Missouri and Louisiana have the authority to assert those rights,” the court order obtained by Reclaim the Net said.

The court also rejected the defendants’ argument that producing discovery at this time would be overburdensome. 

“Certainly, it would be time-consuming to produce the information requested. However, this issue involves the alleged violation of a constitutional right – the right of free speech,” the court said. 

NewsBusters published last month that Schmitt, Landry and the Biden administration were sued for colluding to decry the Hunter Biden laptop article on social media.

“Freedom of speech is the very bedrock of this great nation, and needs to be protected and preserved. The federal government’s alleged attempts to collude with social media companies to censor free speech should terrify Missourians and Americans alike. Recently, my Office filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for that alleged collusion, and today we’re filing a motion for preliminary injunction to put a stop to it. We may have forced the Biden Administration to forego its Disinformation Governance Board, but there is still a very real threat to Missourians and Americans’ right to free speech. The federal government must be halted from silencing any more Americans, and this motion for preliminary injunction intends to do just that.”

They also allege that the administration threatened companies with legal action if the latter did not cooperate.

“Having threatened and cajoled social-media platforms for years to censor viewpoints and speakers disfavored by the Left, senior government officials in the Executive Branch have moved into a phase of open collusion with social-media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social-media platforms under the Orwellian guise of halting so-called ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation,’ and ‘malinformation,’” the lawsuit alleged.

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