Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘concerned’ First Amendment is ‘hamstringing’ government from censorship

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson raised concerns that the First Amendment may stand in the way of government censorship in unique times.

In Monday’s oral arguments for Murthy v. Missouri, Jackson appeared to be skeptical that the government could not censor social media posts in “the most important time periods.”

“My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways in the most important time periods,” Jackson said to Louisiana Solicitor General Benjamin Aguiñaga.

During today's Supreme Court hearing on social media content moderation, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson expressed concerns about "The First Amendment hamstringing the Government."

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“You seem to be suggesting that that duty cannot manifest itself in the government encouraging or even pressuring platforms to take down harmful information,” Jackson said. “So, can
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