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US judge: Rep. Boebert can block people on personal Twitter

In this June 23, 2021 file photo Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at a news conference at...
In this June 23, 2021 file photo Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. A federal judge has ruled the Boebert does not have to unblock former Colorado state Rep. Bri Buentello, a Democrat, from her personal Twitter account. District Court Judge Daniel Domenico said last week that Boebart didn't violate Beuntello's free speech rights because Buentello was blocked from Boebert's personal Twitter account, not a government account.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 3:19 PM MDT
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DENVER (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert does not have to unblock a former Democratic Colorado state lawmaker from her personal Twitter account.

District Court Judge Daniel Domenico said last week that Boebert didn’t violate the free speech rights of former state Rep. Bri Buentello because Buentello was blocked from Boebert’s personal Twitter, not a government account.

Buentello was blocked by Boebert after Buentello called for Boebert’s recall following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Buentello’s lawyers argued it was unlawful for Boebert to block constituents because she uses her personal Twitter account to share official policy positions.

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