The Trump administration informed Twitter on Friday that it would withdraw its demand that the social media company unmask an account critical of the president - a move that prompted Twitter to drop its lawsuit. When contacted, Twitter said that there was no further statement than the original filing.
Esha Bhandari, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the Twitter user, said the government's request was highly unusual.
A day later, Twitter pulled the suit and said that the Trump administration had backed down. According to the lawsuit, it claims to be unofficial commentary by one or more anonymous employees of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, a unit of DHS.
In its April 6 lawsuit, Twitter called the subpoena an abuse of governmental power that appeared meant to suppress free speech rather than serve a legitimate law enforcement goal.
The company argues that users are protected under the First Amendment of the US Constitution with the right to "anonymous or pseudonymous political speech".
The lawsuit alleges that the request violates the First Amendment, is not authorized under the relevant summons law, violates the Administrative Procedure Act.
The federal government has withdrawn a summons sent to Twitterdemanding that the company turn over information that would identify the user of an account that criticized the Trump administration. "Because the summons has now been withdrawn, Twitter voluntary dismisses without prejudice all claims against Defendants". The Department of Justice declined to comment. According to Twitter, the account has only been critical of Trump, and that there's no evidence it had committed any crimes. The account also posted a screengrab of the First Amendment and later joked, "This is one way to get verified". And it is utterly implausible that Defendants' interest in the person (s) who established and use the @ALT_USCIS account stems from their importation of merchandise into the United States.
Following Trump's election, a handful of popular "rogue" Twitter accounts sprang up, purporting to be run by disgruntled employees of federal agencies. The lawsuit is in response to the government's demand for the records. The protester later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Security has been high in France since Tuesday, when police apprehended two men suspected of plotting an imminent terror attack. The Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said both of the officers who were injured are doing better.
Pompeo won the state's 4th District seat in 2010, when Tiahrt gave it up to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. GOP-sponsored robocalls featured urgent get-out-the-vote messages by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
I guess, except of course, if it happens to be your friend, Bill O'Reilly, who is the one accused of sexually violating. But O'Reilly, in a testament to his ratings dominance, has always been a magnet for premium advertisers .
Radford is part of the expanding team that will work with the first daughter in her role as an unpaid senior adviser to Trump. It will be the first official worldwide trip for Trump, who has joined her father's administration as an unpaid adviser.
The decision ends most regulatory requirements in almost all areas, but retains some price caps in areas with little competition. In his comments, Pai argued that while "price regulation is seductive", it poses a threat to competition and innovation.
The German said: "It would make sense if we signed a centre-back this summer - we have had injury issues in defence this season". It has felt like a lifetime since we were competing in big European games and playing in finals and winning trophies.
That girl's parents were interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and described the procedure as a "cleansing". Some of the girls allegedly traveled to the clinic, which is midway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, from out of state.
Department of Health and Human Services for the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse in Kansas, according to a news release. The funding was provided by the 21 Century Cures Act , which passed the Senate with Sen.
Haley's guidelines to the Council included the plea to nations to not lose sight of the cross border influx of terrorist fighters. That's the way the Security Council has operated for years. "The same is true for the United Nations Security Council".
Firefighters said on Twitter that they received more than 100 calls, 20 of them related to people trapped in elevators. Pacific Gas & Electric says about 90,000 customers have been affected by a power outage in San Francisco .
Kevin Durant Could Be Held Out Of Game 2 With Calf Strain
Through the first two games of this series, the Trail Blazers have seen polar opposite performances from their two best players. Meyers Leonard gets caught in no-mans land halfway between shutting off a driving lane and staying attached to the roll man.
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus To Launch In India Today
On the connectivity front, both the devices support Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE. When the update arrives to you doesn't only depend on what make and model device you own, but also on your mobile carrier.
UFC: Cormier retains light heavyweight belt, retires Johnson
There was a ferocious battle in the light heavyweight title between Daniel "DC" Cormier and Anthony Johnson Saturday night. Known as a feared knockout artist, Johnson spent the entire fight looking to take down Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler.
Developing: French policeman killed in reporter Paris shooting
Security has been high in France since Tuesday, when police apprehended two men suspected of plotting an imminent terror attack. The attacker was targeting police near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station, a police spokeswoman told the Associated Press .
McCluskey wins Unite leadership re-election
An email was sent to Unite members and staff in the West Midlands informing them that Mr Coyne had been suspended from his job. It is understood the move is linked to statements he made regardingMr McCluskey's purchase of a flat using union funds.
Tigers fall 8-1 Thursday, get swept by Rays
In the rotation because Jake Odorizzi strained his left hamstring, Ramirez had not started since April 16 past year . The Rays start their next series, against the Houston Astros, at home tonight when Alex Cobb faces Mike Fiers .
No changes; George HW Bush still in Houston hospital
The former president has vascular parkinsonism, a symptom complex that shares similar ailments with Parkinson's Disease. McGrath said Bush "feels terrific", and Bush's vice president, Dan Quayle, talked with him by phone on Friday.