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O’Handley v. Weber

O’Handley v. Weber

District Court Briefing

06.17.2021 Complaint

10.05.2021 Twitter’s Motion to Dismiss

10.05.2021 Twitter’s Motion to Strike Count II of the Complaint (Anti-SLAPP)

10.05.2021 SKDK’s Motion to Dismiss

10.05.2021 NASS’s Motion to Dismiss

11.05.2021 Plaintiff’s Opposition to Twitter’s MTD

11.05.2021 Plaintiff’s Opposition to Twitter’s Motion to Strike Count II

11.05.2021 Plaintiff’s Opposition to State Defendants’ MTD

11.05.2021 Plaintiff’s Opposition to SKDK’s MTD

11.05.2021 Plaintiff’s Opposition to NASS’s MTD

12.01.2021 Twitter’s Reply Brief 

12.01.2021 Twitter’s Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Strike Count II

12.01.2021 State Defendants’ Reply Brief

12.01.2021 SKDK’s Reply Brief

12.01.2021 NASS’s Reply Brief

Ninth Circuit Briefing

04.25.2022 Appellant’s Opening Brief

04.25.2022 Appellant’s Excerpts of Record

07.25.2022 Answering Brief of Defendant-Appellee Weber

07.25.2022 Answering Brief of Defendant-Appellee Twitter

07.25.2022 Supplemental Excerpts of Record of Defendant-Appellee Weber

08.01.2022 Amicus Brief of Electronic Frontier Foundation in Support of Twitter

09.14.2022 Appellant’s Reply Brief to Weber

09.14.2022 Appellant’s Reply Brief to Twitter

09.23.2022 Appellant’s Citation of Supplemental Authorities

10.07.2022 Twitter Citation of Supplemental Authorities

11.29.2022 Twitter Citation of Supplemental Authorities

11.30.2022 Appellant Citation of Supplemental Authorities

03.10.2023 9th Circuit Opinion

03.10.2023 9th Circuit Mandate

U.S. Supreme Court Briefing

06.08.2023 Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari 

09.25.2023 State Respondent’s Brief in Opposition

09.25.2023 Twitter’s Brief in Opposition

10.03.2023 Petitioner’s Reply Brief

10.23.2023 Supplemental Letter of Rogan O’Handley

Stop Big Government’s collusion with Big Tech violating your First Amendment rights!

Big Tech and Big Government are colluding to censor your speech and we cannot let them get away with it.

In 2018, the state government of California created the Office of Elections Cybersecurity to “educate voters” with “valid information” on election laws and procedures. And as any sensible person could predict, this office quickly devolved into a political weapon for censorship by the far-left Secretary of State’s Office, more resembling a Harry Potter like “Ministry of Approved Election Information” than a constitutionally governed state agency.

Leading up to the 2020 election and in the months following it, Twitter, at the direction government employees at the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity, discriminately removed tweets posted by conservative social media influencers criticizing Joe Biden and questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election. Their objective was simple—censor their political opponents.

The Center for American Liberty in collaboration with the Dhillon Law Group represent such an influencer—conservative lawyer and political commentator Rogan O’Handley.

Like many expressing concerns over the 2020 election, Rogan found himself the target of the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity. From November 2020 to February 2021, Rogan tweeted a series of messages—calling for an audit of every California ballot, a commission to study the 2020 election results, and raising concern over voter fraud—only to be swiftly “flagged” by leftist operatives working as an agent of the California Secretary of State who in turn instructed Twitter to remove Rogan’s tweets.

But that is not the worst of it…

In February 2021, Twitter permanently suspended Rogan altogether for tweeting, “Most votes in American history.” This tweet proved too much for the snowflakes at Twitter who in turn permanently suspended his account for supposedly violating “rules about election integrity.”

The actions of then California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, his agents, and Twitter are outrageous. Government cannot censor speech on the basis of viewpoint, but that is exactly what happened here.

Whether it is for Rogan O’Handley or for any other American, the First Amendment must be protected. Political speech—the right to express ideas and engage in the political process—is core to the First Amendment; it is sacrosanct. That is why this case, O’Handley v. Weber, is so important. If we are ever going to have free and fair elections again, we have to stop Big Tech collusion with Big Government to censor your speech.

Support this important case today and preserve liberty for tomorrow!

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