Court Throws ‘Peppermint Patty’ A Lifeline On Censorship Case

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attends her final daily press briefing at the White House on May 13, 2022 in Washington, DC. Today is Psakis last day as White House Press Secretary. Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Psaki. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday blocked an effort by Republican attorneys general to depose former White House press secretary Jen Psaki in a lawsuit alleging Biden administration authorities and social media companies.
  • The lawsuit claims President Joe Biden and administration parties colluded with or coerced the companies to “suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content” on their platforms with “dis-information,” “mis-information” and “mal-information” labels.
  • Western District Court of Louisiana Judge Terry Doughty denied a Psaki’s November request to quash the subpoena for her to testify, but the circuit court declared Thursday he had not adequately factored in established legal principles for limiting current or former senior officials depositions to essential circumstances, according to Politico.

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