On Friday, The Donald Trump Justice Department and the FBI are expected to unveil a major court decision in the landmark #MeInauguration case.
#MeItAll pic.twitter.com/Kmf4r8mZhG— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 11, 2019But this case has long been a lightning rod for a number of conservatives who argue that the First Amendment should not be used to silence speech.
And they are not alone.
The First, Ninth and Tenth Circuits have all ruled that speech must be protected from government suppression, and it’s clear that some justices have begun to take a close look at the First.
But Trump and his allies have gone a step further, arguing that First Amendment protections are not a free speech issue, and that any attempts to curtail it are unconstitutional.
The President and his team say the issue should be left to the courts, but it’s a question of whether they will listen to what the Constitution is telling them.
Here’s a rundown of what’s happening:The case against Trump and Trump Tower is about whether a public official’s conduct that was recorded on a cellphone can be suppressed by law enforcement under the First and Ninth Circuits.
It could have far-reaching implications for First Amendment law, because it’s likely to have wide-reaching consequences in a variety of contexts including public education, public debate and the free flow of ideas.
The case is about the recording of a Trump Tower conversation in which the President, his staff and others discuss a plan to attack North Korea.
The audio recording, taken from a cellphone in a hotel room, was captured by a camera mounted on a wall in the Trump Tower lobby.
The video was later leaked to the press, prompting a number on both sides of the aisle to take up the cause of free speech.
The court agreed that it was the private citizen’s right to record conversations in public and that the recording violated the First amendment.
But the Ninth Circuit, the court that oversees the Supreme Court, disagreed.
The Ninth Circuit held that the Trump tapes were not public records, and therefore the recordings could not be suppressed because the recording was not a public event.
The Ninth Circuit said it had “no jurisdiction” to decide whether the recordings violated the law.
The decision has a chilling effect on the First, Tenth and Ninth Circuit’s rulings, especially because the court’s decision is binding on other circuits and could lead to lawsuits.
The ruling is important because it comes as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on press and independent media in the United States.
The Trump administration has issued dozens of executive orders that prohibit or limit the release of information that could be used against the administration.
In a statement, the Department of Justice said that the administration had decided to “reschedule” the case to be brought by a private lawyer instead of a federal court, which would be more open to judicial review.
“We believe this case should be decided by a jury, not a judge, and our legal team is currently working with the Trump team to address the issues raised by the Ninth Circuit’s decision,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.
“In addition, we will continue to defend the First Amendments in all matters involving public officials.”
The Trump administration will be in court next week to ask for a rehearing.