Free Speech Advocacy Group Sues Trump
They’re not writing this off. PEN America filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump yesterday, claiming his “official acts” have violated the First Amendment. The group cited Trump’s pledge to block the merger of AT&T and CNN parent company Time Warner, plus his threats of antitrust action against Amazon after critical reporting by The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The suit seeks to prevent Trump from using his office to retaliate against the media — though PEN must now prove its members have been directly affected by his actions.