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Second Circuit Won’t Rehear Finding Trump Can’t Block Twitter Critics

by ADAM KLASFELD, March 23, 2020.
MANHATTAN (CN) — “The Second Circuit refused to convene the full court on Monday to reconsider what the majority overwhelmingly called a straightforward application of First Amendment law: a ruling forbidding President Donald Trump from blocking his critics on Twitter. Only two members of the court argued for another hearing. Both are Trump appointees.”

Decision: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ca2-Twitter-Trump.pdf

co-published on govdoc-l and freegovinfo.info.

GPO & Federal Judiciary Provide Access To More Than One Million Federal Court Opinions

This is an important milestone! (It is important to note that this project has Court Opinions, and does not include everything in the notorious PACER system. See FDsys Court Opinions Project and PACER.)

GPO Press Release:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2015
No. 15-18

GPO & Federal Judiciary Honored For Providing Access To More Than One Million Federal Court Opinions

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Federal Judiciary have been honored with a 2015 Digital Government Achievement award in the Government-to-Government category for providing the public digital access to 1.4 million Federal court opinions on GPO’s Federal Digital System. Since the program was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and GPO’s congressional oversight committee, the Joint Committee on Printing in 2011, there been more than 300 million retrievals of opinions from 104 Federal courts. The content of this collection dates back to April 2004. The secure transfer of files to GPO from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) allows GPO to authenticate the files with digital signatures. Once an opinion is located, all associated opinions within the same case can be accessed from that opinion

View opinions on FDsys: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=USCOURTS&browsePath=CourtType4&isCollapsed=false&leafLevelBrowse=false&ycord=0

“This is a tremendous honor and milestone for our partnership with the Federal Judiciary in providing the public access to these import court opinions,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “This success shows the scope of GPO’s publishing capabilities by providing the technology to make all Government information available to the public in one authentic, digital repository. GPO will continue to work with the Federal Judiciary to make more opinions digitally available to the public.”