Douglas County commissioner accused of free speech violations on social media

Newsbreak Denver: Douglas County Commissioner Abe Laydon is being accused of violating the First Amendment rights of county residents by banning them from his Facebook, Instagram and other social media accounts.

Whether their stance is valid is in a murky area, based on legal rulings in similar cases — including one involving former President Donald Trump — and interpretations of those rulings.

Laydon did not respond to several interview requests.

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