Supreme Court sort of rules in favor of taxpayer funded censorship, via standing


“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to vacate a historic preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Murthy v. Missouri, finding that the Respondents protected by the injunction lacked standing to support injunctive (that is, future) relief. The injunction had barred officials from the White House, CDC, FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Surgeon General’s office from encouraging social media platforms to censor constitutionally protected speech. Representing Drs. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Martin Kulldorff, and Aaron Kheriaty, and Ms. Jill Hines, the New Civil Liberties Alliance is disappointed by this dramatic shrinking of Americans’ First Amendment rights. The Court today protected the government’s ability to censor truthful speech that opposed the government’s false and manipulative narratives on multiple aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including our clients’ true statements challenging government falsehoods about natural immunity, vaccine efficacy, masking, the origins of the Wuhan virus, and many other topics.”



Ann Althouse:

The case is decided on the threshold issue of standing, so the majority does not reach the merits of the First Amendment question. The plaintiffs were seeking prospective relief, so they needed a concrete and particularized injury that would be redressable by that form of relief. Past injury is not enough:


Glenn Greenwald:

The SupCt today, by a 6-3 vote, reversed that, but not — as pro-Dem pundits imply — because they approved, only because they said plaintiffs lack standing to bring the case.

Alex Berenson:

Fact check: true.

And the details in the SC ruling actually HELP Berenson v Biden. Standing is particularized, and I have the particulars.


The ruling leaves Berenson v Biden, my own lawsuit against White House and Pfizer officials over their 2021 conspiracy to force me off Twitter, as the only serious remaining challenge to the Biden administration’s censorship.

For Berenson v Biden, which I filed last year in federal court in Manhattan, the ruling is far more positive than it may first seem.


Imagine a SpaceX director and a Trump operative had conspired to censor reporting on Twitter on SpaceX safety problems. The elite media would (rightly) report every detail.

This conduct is the same – but it’s the mRNAs and Biden, media pets, so it faces a blackout…

Nicole Shanahan:

In July 2021, a senior Pfizer board member met with a top White House operative to stifle criticism of the Covid vaccines, a discovery made public through the Twitter-Pfizer Files earlier this year. In the wake of these revelations, I interviewed @MelissaMcAtee92, a longtime Pfizer employee turned whistleblower. She shared with me what compelled her to come forward. Her actions exemplify true courage—we need more individuals like Melissa in the world.