Ketan­ji Brown Jack­son ‘con­cerned’ First Amend­ment is ‘ham­string­ing’ gov­ern­ment from cen­sor­ship

Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘concerned’ First Amendment is ‘hamstringing’ government from censorship

Supreme Court Jus­tice Ketan­ji Brown Jack­son raised con­cerns that the First Amend­ment may stand in the way of gov­ern­ment cen­sor­ship in unique times.
In Monday’s oral argu­ments for Murthy v. Mis­souri, Jack­son appeared to be skep­ti­cal that the gov­ern­ment could not cen­sor social media posts in “the most impor­tant time peri­ods.”
“My biggest con­cern is that your view has the First Amend­ment ham­string­ing the gov­ern­ment in sig­nif­i­cant ways in the most impor­tant time peri­ods,” Jack­son said to Louisiana Solic­i­tor Gen­er­al Ben­jamin Aguiña­ga.

Dur­ing today’s Supreme Court hear­ing on social media con­tent mod­er­a­tio …