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New Rochelle Mayor Unblocks Twitter Account Following Federal Court Decision in Trump Case

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New Rochelle Mayor Unblocks Twitter Account Following Federal Court Decision in Trump Case

June 12, 2018 - 22:59
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has unblocked users on his Twitter account following a federal court ruling against President Donald J. Trump, Talk of the Sound has confirmed. The move comes after a court decision in a case brought by 7 plaintiffs against Donald Trump who were blocked on the President’s Twitter feed.

Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on May 23rd that the the president’s Twitter feed is a public forum and so blocking Twitter accounts violates the First Amendment. Judge Buchwald found that Trump engaged in viewpoint discrimination, used his account to communicate government policies and decisions, and tweeted as President.

Bramson sought guidance from New Rochelle Corporation Counsel Kathleen Gill as to whether the ruling applied to the Mayor of New Rochelle. Gill determined that the ruling did apply to him, according to Bramson.

Bramson, who does not manage his own social media accounts, initially told Talk of the Sound he was not sure if any accounts were blocked on his Twitter feed. After contacting his social media consultant, Bramson said he was  in compliance with the federal ruling.

“I am told that my social media channels are now unblocked,” said Bramson.

As of today, Bramson had 2,465 Twitter followers. He primarily auto-tweets from a Wordpress blog account.