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Monday, July 19, 2021

Trump judges to decide on Section 230

A pastor who gave up homosexuality to pursue Christianity, marry a woman, have kids, and spread the Word may end online censorship by Big Tech, with the help of 5 appellate judges appointed by President Trump.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to give Pastor Jim Domen's case against Vimeo a hearing by all 10 judges, 5 of whom are Trump appointees. Along with a Bush 41 judge, that gives the Constitution a 6-4 advantage.

You can see the banned videos here. The issue is whether a company protected from liability for content under Section 230 can then turn around and censor people.

The pastor posted what the media calls gay conversion videos. 

Vimeo has no problem with sexually explicit videos. It carries a homosexual tutorial on oral sex. We live in a world where teaching someone not to give oral sex is banned.

The Epoch Times reported, "The case of Domen v. Vimeo came about after Vimeo, an Internet video-hosting company, terminated Church United’s video streaming activities after it featured videos of five men and women who left the gay lifestyle to pursue their Christian faith. Vimeo claimed that its terms of service bar streaming videos that promote sexual orientation change therapy. Church United is led by Pastor Jim Domen.

"A federal district court had previously held that Section 230 exempted firms such as Vimeo from civil liability and a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit upheld the lower court’s ruling.

"However, as a result of the July 16 decision, the panel’s ruling will be reheard before the entire Second Circuit. The Second Circuit covers six federal district courts in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont."

In March, a Clinton appointee, an Obama appointee, and a retired Bush 41 appointee ruled in favor of Big Tech.

The next step after the full court hearing would be an appeal to the Supreme Court.

The pastor's lawyer, Robert Tyler, general counsel for the California-based Advocates for Faith & Freedom, said, "This ruling puts Section 230 immunity in the crosshairs of judicial review. We suspect that the en banc court recognizes that Big Tech is not exempt from state and federal civil rights laws.

"Section 230 was not intended to give Big Tech the right to exclude persons from their platform just because the customer is black, Muslim, white, Christian, homosexual, or formerly homosexual. That is plain invidious discrimination."

Well, if there are gay rights, there should be ex-gay rights.

We will see if the court agrees.

At any rate, Cocaine Mitch let me down but he did Bogart judicial appointments from Obama, which were then filled by President Trump. Mama Amy and Kavanaugh may be disappointments but they certainly are better than Merrick Garland and his ilk.

26 comments:

  1. The drain gets deeper and faster. The left is being pulled down into their own logical fallacy loop.

    The more desperate they act, the more brazen they become, the more they open themselves up to law. Not to mention a populace that normally quietly concedes but is starting to show a spine.

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    1. No, Jeffery.

      The more desperate they are, the more hysterical they become. The more they are open to law enforcement by outraged people.

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    2. Pretty sure that's what I said Jeffery.

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    3. Black J - I do love it when cases such as this are not dropped. It either sets the law right or further exposing the hypocracy of the left and their judges. The exposure, while painful, hopefully wakes more people up to take back this country.

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    4. Girlfriend is as I write, getting some range time in with her family. I was invited but had an appointment.
      One of the family is a
      former liberal who is now learning to reload.
      I think we're winning.

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    5. Black JEM, Karen gets pretty funny as the sauce takes over.

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    6. It was exactly what you said, non-caucasian JEM

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    7. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
      .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  2. Mama Amy and Kavanaugh may be disappointments

    I think the issue is Roberts. He seems to have a Svengali effect on the kids like St John of Hanoi on Graham.

    YMMV

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  3. that gives the Constitution a 6-4 advantage.

    Kavanaugh, Comey, Roberts....

    You are certainly an optimist, friend.

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    1. True. Trump SC judges just gave us a stolen election and recently said it’s ok for the CDC to deprive landlords of their rents while admitting it’s unconstitutional. Forgive me for not pinning my hopes on such statist filth.

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    2. CW2. The only ending that will truly satisfy.

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    3. Z: I wonder which other countries will join in our CW2, and on which side. We’ve already set the precedent for outside countries getting involved in a country’s internal conflicts, so we should not be surprised to see others get involved in ours. China and Iran will support the Biden side. Israel, Japan, South Korea, and possibly Russia will support Trump’s side. Canada would come down on Biden’s side; Mexico on Trump’s (maybe). The tossup is the NATO countries which, still smarting from Trump making them pay their fair share, would probably side with Biden — especially France and Germany. It’s an interesting thought exercise to game the “Red” and “Blue” sides like the Allies and Axis countries in WW2.

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  4. The first J6 felony guilty plea sentencing is today:

    Thread #27

    https://twitter.com/alanfeuer/status/1417109317078208513

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    1. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1417109317078208513.html

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    2. Alan Feuer @alanfeuer

      BREAKING: Paul Hodgkins, the first Capitol rioter who admitted trying to stop the certification of the vote, was sentenced to 8 months in prison.
      Judge Randolph Moss cited a need for "severe consequences" for Jan. 6 but said Hodgkins pled early and was a first-time offender.

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    3. And so the left gets their first 'guilty' plea, with which they can paint over half the country as guilty. The prosecution offers "plead guilty, or we'll get you sentenced to 20-life (or just hold you in solitary until you 'suicide')"

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  5. The Biden Admin has admitted they are coordinating with FB to censor "misinformation". Under several SCOTUS decisions government cannot direct or otherwise have private companies perform actions that are unconstitutional for government. While the SCOTUS decisions were not specifically about social media, it is not difficult to understand what was intended by the court and I don't have a law degree. Since all laws are constitutional until challenged and declared otherwise, the Left in particular loves to pass unconstitutional laws/policies or perform unconstitutional actions making it necessary for more litigation. The cost of lawyers and time it takes to proceed is the punishment for challenging illegal/unconstitutional laws/policies with no penalties for the government officials who knowingly violate the Constitution. This really pisses me off.  Disgusting!

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    1. Don’t worry. The Republicans will fix everything when we give them majorities in 2022. Just like they did from 2016-18. Do they really think we’re this stupid? Are we really this stupid? From online comments gleaned from multiple conservative online sites, I’m afraid we might be. In case my tone is confusing, I agree utterly with you.

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    2. As I keep saying, the GOP is the "GO ALONG to GET ALONG with the Dems" Party.

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  6. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
    .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  7. This article highlights individuals who have left the gay life to become straight. How can the gay community deny that conversions happen when these individuals are proof that they do, and why do social platforms deny their voices be heard?

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  8. be a homosexual-vote democrat

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  9. abort more black babies-vote democrat

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