High Court: Plaintiffs In Social Media Coercion Suit Lack Standing To Enjoin Feds

(June 26, 2024, 1:00 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of plaintiffs that sued to stop the federal government from purportedly coercing social media platforms into censoring disfavored speech do not have standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution to seek injunctive relief against the governmental defendants, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled today, finding that the plaintiffs failed to establish that their “one-step-removed, anticipatory” claimed injuries, which were based on the platforms’ actions, were “fairly traceable” to the defendants....