ACLU sues Republican state lawmaker Ray Scott over social media snub

The Denver Post: The ACLU of Colorado has sued a Republican state lawmaker after he blocked a constituent on social media, adding to a nationwide trend of lawsuits that already have cost Colorado taxpayers.

The federal lawsuit against state Sen. Ray Scott, a Grand Junction Republican, filed Monday, alleges that two years ago Scott blocked Anne Landman, a vocal critic, on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts. The lawsuit argues that Scott violated Landman’s First Amendment rights and seeks an order to unblock.

“Sen. Scott censored me for being a critical constituent. Yet, he’s allowed his like-minded followers to ridicule me on his page and retain their right to speak freely,” Landman said in a statement. “This doesn’t feel like democracy. This feels like hypocrisy and punishment for having a different point of view.”

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