The Justice Department (DOJ) has on Friday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a case in which President Trump Donald John Trump's recession, Trump should shut up and the smartphone closed Trump: "Who is ours bigger enemy, "Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE was told that he could not legally prevent Twitter users from seeing his tweets.
In the submission, the DOJ argued that Trump – whose personal Twitter account is not owned by the federal government and was used by Trump for years before taking office – should be able to choose who accesses Trump and with him interacts with his account, according to CNN.
"An official's decision to expel someone from his personal residence would not exercise the government's authority, even if he made official statements on that property that day," the court reports. "And what applies to real estate is also valid for a social media account."
The lawsuit added that the First Amendment "does not justify this type of judicial control of personal social media accounts owned by officials"  The move took place after a federal court ruled last month that Trump could not block anyone on the social media platform, which would be unconstitutional.
In the ruling, the court ruled that "Trump has dealt with discrimination from an unconstitutional point of view by using Twitter's disabling function to restrict certain users' access to their social media account, which is otherwise accessible to the general public because he does not agree with their language. "