It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is an avid Twitter user, often unloading his grievances in late-night rants. And the President routinely mocks his opponents…while muting his most vocal critics. At one point, he even blocked Chrissy Teigen. But now, a judge has ruled that Trump’s frequent Twitter blocks are unconstitutional, and the people of Twitter are officially celebrating.
In case you haven’t heard, the decision was made yesterday, May 23rd, by U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, in the Southern District of New York. Buchwald determined that Trump’s Twitter feed counts as a public forum, and therefore his attempts to block seven plaintiffs was a violation of the First Amendment. Rather than forcing Trump to pay a settlement, Buchwald ordered him to unblock them.
While it remains to be seen if Trump will actually follow through and unblock anyone (he has yet to do so as of today, May 24th), many are — unsurprisingly — happy with the symbolic victory.
Teigen was quick to post about the ruling.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox also rejoiced at the verdict, writing “Yass!”
Others couldn’t contain their excitement.
While we’re still not sure whether Trump will actually stop blocking people he disagrees with, we’re glad to see that our right to free speech is alive and well — at least on Twitter, anyway.