Supreme Court unanimously rules New York violated free speech by pressuring banks to cut ties with NRA
ยท May 30, 2024 ยท NottheBee.com

Smell that?

That's the sound of liberty.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association in a dispute over whether its free speech rights were violated when the top financial regulator for New York state pushed banks and insurance companies to sever ties with the gun rights group.

The court said in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor that the NRA 'plausibly alleged' that the New York regulator violated the First Amendment by coercing regulated entities to end their business relationships with the NRA in order to "punish or suppress" the group's pro-gun rights advocacy.

Maybe you missed it, but not only was the opinion unanimous, but Sotomayor wrote the opinion!

THIS woman ๐Ÿ‘‡

New York's actions were so thoroughly illegal that even the Court's far-left justices saw it. The decision overturns a lower court decision, which will now allow the NRA to bring its lawsuit against the New York regulator.

'The critical takeaway is that the First Amendment prohibits government officials from wielding their power selectively to punish or suppress speech, directly or (as alleged here) through private intermediaries,' Sotomayor wrote.

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'Government officials cannot attempt to coerce private parties in order to punish or suppress views that the government disfavors,' Sotomayor wrote.

There's a word for shutting down people's ability to speak or associate with each other because they think differently than the ruling party.

It starts with "F" and is really popular among leftist activists these days!!


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