The Supreme Court has tossed out a lawsuit over Trump’s Twitter account, explaining that since he is no longer in office makes the case moot.
The case came from those blocked by Trump’s Twitter account while he was President claimed retaliation for criticism.
Per NBC News “the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit said the president’s account amounted to a kind of public forum and often concerned official matters with contributions from White House staff members.
Trump’s DOJ urged the Supreme Court to reverse the ruling, arguing his decision to block individual responses was a personal one allowed by any Twitter user.
In January, Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action,” Twitter wrote. “Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.”
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence,” they added “We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”