MD Governor Larry Hogan settled a suit for $65,000 in April for blocking almost 500 constituents

MD Governor Larry Hogan settled a suit for $65,000 in April for blocking almost 500 constituents

Gov. Larry Hogan will keep his official Facebook page open to critical viewpoints under a settlement reached with the ACLU of Maryland and several individuals who claimed in a federal lawsuit that they were banned or blocked for expressing opinions contrary to those of the Republican governor.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland said Monday the settlement was a “victory for the free speech rights of constituents.” The agreement includes a $65,000 payment by the state to the plaintiffs and requires Hogan to rewrite his social media policies.

6 Kentuckians sue Gov. Matt Bevin for blocking them on Twitter and Facebook

6   Kentuckians sue Gov. Matt Bevin for blocking them on Twitter and Facebook

Two Kentucky residents are suing Gov. Matt Bevin for blocking them from his official Facebook and Twitter pages, claiming it violates their constitutional rights and demanding that their accounts – along with roughly 600 others – be unblocked.

American Atheists Reaches $41,000 Settlement with Tennessee County Sheriff

American Atheists Reaches $41,000 Settlement with Tennessee County Sheriff

American Atheists and Bradley County and the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office have reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit alleging First Amendment violations of the U.S. Constitution by Bradley County and Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson.