Judge rules Jen Psaki must be deposed in lawsuit over alleged 'collusio
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 22 09:01:57 2022
By Brianna Herlihy
Published November 21, 2022
A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House press secretary
Jen Psaki must comply with a subpoena and offer deposition in a lawsuit
that claims the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech to censor
Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana on Monday
rejected a motion by attorneys for Psaki to block a court-ordered
deposition, and said there is public interest in "determining whether
First Amendment free speech rights have been suppressed."
Monday’s order follows a ruling from U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis,
who on Friday transferred the case back to Louisiana after Psaki
attempted to fight the deposition in a Virginia court where she lives
and would be deposed. Biden’s Justice Department supported her effort.
Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry
of Louisiana first filed the lawsuit in May, accusing top-ranking
government officials of working with the giant social media companies
Meta, Twitter and YouTube "under the guise of combating misinformation"
in order to achieve greater censorship.