Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday filed an amicus brief opposing last week’s ruling by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito pausing an order that would have restricted the Biden administration from communicating with social media companies.
Alito’s ruling placed a temporary hold — in effect until Sept. 22 — on a federal judge’s injunction issued July 4 in Missouri et al. v. Biden et al., and later upheld under a Sept. 8 ruling by the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
An amicus brief is filed by non-parties to a litigation to provide information that has a bearing on the issues and assist the court in reaching the correct decision. It comes from the Latin words amici curiae, which means “friend of the court.”
The Missouri v. Biden lawsuit, filed in May 2022 by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, alleges President Biden and other top administration officials “pressured and colluded” with Big Tech social media companies to censor and suppress information, including posts that contradicted the official government narrative on COVID-19 origins, vaccines and treatments…