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Glenn Kirschner: Trump’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Twitter/Google/Facebook Will Be Dismissed. But 1st, a Deposition?


July 10 2021

Donald Trump has filed a transparently frivolous lawsuit against Twitter, Google and Facebook, claiming his First Amendment free speech rights have been violated. The problem is, even a casual reading of the Constitution would have alerted Trump and his lawyers to the fact that the First Amendment does not apply to private businesses/social media platforms. Trump’s suit will be dismissed and Trump’s lawyers may be on the hook for sanctions for filing a baseless suit. Here is an overview of how this suit might play out and the potential for Donald Trump to be forced to sit for a deposition before the suit is dismissed..

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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