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  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,647

     
    Supreme Court wrestles with lawsuit shield for social media
    By MARK SHERMAN
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first case about the federal law that is credited with helping create the modern internet, the Supreme Court seemed unlikely Tuesday to side with a family wanting to hold Google liable for the death of their daughter in a terrorist attack.

    At the same time, the justices also signaled in arguments lasting two and a half hours that they are wary of Google's claims that a 1996 law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, affords it, Twitter, Facebook and other companies far-reaching immunity from lawsuits over their targeted recommendations of videos, documents and other content.

    The case highlighted the tension between technology policy fashioned a generation ago and the reach of today's social media, numbering billions of posts each day.

    “We really don’t know about these things. You know, these are not like the nine greatest experts on the internet,” Justice Elena Kagan said of herself and her colleagues, several of whom smiled at the description.

    Congress, not the court, should make needed changes to a law passed early in the internet age, Kagan said.

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one of six conservatives, agreed with his liberal colleague in a case that seemed to cut across ideological lines.

    “Isn’t it better,” Kavanaugh asked, to keep things the way they are and “put the burden on Congress to change that?”

    The case before the court stems from the death of American college student Nohemi Gonzalez in a terrorist attack in Paris in 2015. Members of her family were in the courtroom to listen to arguments about whether they can sue Google-owned YouTube for helping the Islamic State spread its message and attract new recruits, in violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Lower courts sided with Google.

    The justices used a variety of examples to probe what YouTube does when it uses computer algorithms to recommend videos to viewers, whether content produced by terrorists or cat lovers. Chief Justice John Roberts suggested what YouTube is doing isn't “pitching something in particular to the person who's made the request” but just a “21st century version” of what has been taking place for a long time, putting together a group of things the person may want to look at.

    Justice Clarence Thomas asked whether YouTube uses the same algorithm to recommend rice pilaf recipes and terrorist content. Yes, he was told.

    Kagan noted that “every time anybody looks at anything on the internet, there is an algorithm involved,” whether it’s a Google search, YouTube or Twitter. She asked the Gonzalez family’s lawyer, Eric Schnapper, whether agreeing with him would ultimately make Section 230 meaningless.

    Lower courts have broadly interpreted Section 230 to protect the industry, which the companies and their allies say has fueled the meteoric growth of the internet by protecting businesses from lawsuits over posts by users and encouraging the removal of harmful content.

    But critics argue that the companies have not done nearly enough to police and moderate content and that the law should not block lawsuits over the recommendations that point viewers to more material that interests them and keeps them online longer.

    Any narrowing of their immunity could have dramatic consequences that could affect every corner of the internet because websites use algorithms to sort and filter a mountain of data.

    Lisa Blatt, representing Google, told the court that recommendations are just a way of organizing all that information. YouTube users watch a billion hours of videos daily and upload 500 hours of videos every minute, Blatt said.

    Roberts, though, was among several justices who questioned Blatt about whether YouTube should have the same legal protection for its recommendations as for hosting videos.

    “They appear pursuant to the algorithms that your clients have. And those algorithms must be targeted to something. And that targeting, I think, is fairly called a recommendation, and that is Google’s. That’s not the provider of the underlying information,” Roberts said.

    Reflecting the complexity of the issue and the court's seeming caution, Justice Neil Gorsuch suggested another factor in recommendations made by YouTube and others, noting that ”most algorithms are designed these days to maximize profits."

    Gorsuch suggested the court could send the case back to a lower court without weighing in on the extent of Google's legal protections. He participated in arguments by phone because he was “a little under the weather," Roberts said.

    Several other justices indicated that arguments in a related case Wednesday might provide an avenue for avoiding the difficult questions raised Tuesday.

    The court will hear about another terrorist attack, at a nightclub in Istanbul in 2017 that killed 39 people and prompted a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google.

    Separate challenges to social media laws enacted by Republicans in Florida and Texas are pending before the high court, but they would not be argued before the fall or decided until the first half of 2024.

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    Associated Press writer Jessica Gresko contributed to this report.


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    Interesting....Barret, Thomas, Gorsuch, Alito dissent. 
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

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    Interesting....Barret, Thomas, Gorsuch, Alito dissent. 
    Are those four “pro life” judges? 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,647
    edited February 2023


    Interesting....Barret, Thomas, Gorsuch, Alito dissent. 
    Are those four “pro life” judges? 
    no no no. pro-birth , after you're  born then you're fucked.

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,570
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,149
    mickeyrat said:
    nope, we do not need a code of conduct for people with a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. nothing to see here.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,570
    And Clarence likes to run naked through the woods with Soros? Oh Clarence, Clarence, Clarence, you kinky devil you! But what about Ginny it up? What’s her desire? Diet Coke?

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    That list also includes Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has reportedly attended the retreat with billionaire friend and Republican donor Harlan Crow. An investigation by ProPublica found that Thomas accepted luxury trips from Crow for years without disclosing them. The travel included a private flight to Indonesia, superyacht sailings and visits to Crow’s East Texas ranch and private Adirondacks resort.

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,647

     
    Justice Thomas says he didn't have to disclose luxury trips
    By MARK SHERMAN
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Friday he was not required to disclose the many trips he and his wife took that were paid for by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow.

    Describing Crow and his wife, Kathy, as “among our dearest friends,” Thomas said in a statement that he was advised by colleagues on the nation's highest court and others in the federal judiciary that “this sort of personal hospitality from close personal friends, who did not have business before the Court, was not reportable.” Thomas did not name the other justices or those in the judiciary with whom he had consulted.

    The nonprofit investigative journalism organization ProPublica reported Thursday that Thomas, who has been a justice for more than 31 years, has for more than two decades accepted luxury trips from Crow nearly every year.

    Thomas, 74, and his wife, Virginia, have traveled on Crow’s yacht and private jet as well as stayed at his private resort in New York's Adirondack Mountains, ProPublica reported. A 2019 trip to Indonesia the story detailed could have cost more than $500,000 had Thomas chartered the plane and yacht himself.

    Supreme Court justices, like other federal judges, are required to file an annual financial disclosure report which asks them to list gifts they have received, but provides exemptions for hospitality from friends.

    Ethics experts have offered conflicting views about whether Thomas was required to disclose the trips. Last month, the federal judiciary bolstered disclosure requirements for all judges, including the high court justices, although overnight stays at personal vacation homes owned by friends remain exempt from disclosure.

    New York University law professor Stephen Gillers, an authority on legal ethics, said Thomas' statement “is an abdication of his responsibility” under ethics guidelines.

    “Thomas is shamelessly seeking to shift the blame for his failure to report Crow’s princely hospitality to advice he allegedly received from other Justices when he joined the court more than 30 years ago. Most of them are now dead and, conveniently, cannot contradict him,” Gillers wrote in an email.

    Charles Geyh, a law professor at Indiana University who studies judicial ethics, wrote in an email that he doubts any justice would have advised Thomas against disclosure if he had laid out the details in ProPublica's report, “hundreds of thousands of dollars in luxurious travel and accommodations at exotic locales spanning decades, from a benefactor who has a deeply rooted partisan and ideological interest in the future of the Court on which the justice sits.”

    University of Pittsburgh ethics expert Arthur Hellman said that even if Thomas could reasonably have believed he did not have to report Crow's gifts, he still should have. “It would have been preferable in the sense of public confidence in the courts if he had disclosed,” Hellman said.

    Thomas, the longest-serving member of the court, said he has always tried to comply with disclosure guidelines. Regarding the recent changes, “It is, of course, my intent to follow this guidance in the future,” he said in the statement.

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    The new reporting requirements appear to cover almost all the travel and lodging Crow provided, Hellman said. The mere need to disclose could make judges more reluctant to accept the gifts in the first place, he said.

    “If I had to predict, I’d say Justice Thomas will be seeing less of Harlan Crow's luxurious properties,” Hellman said.

    Democratic lawmakers said the ProPublica story was the latest illustration of why the Supreme Court should adopt an ethics code and further tighten the rules on travel and other gifts.

    It is by no means clear that the justices will agree to subject themselves to an ethics code or that Congress will seek to impose one on the court.

    Thomas did not refer to any individual trips paid for by Crow. But he said, “As friends do, we have joined them on a number of family trips during the more than quarter century we have known them.”

    Last year, questions about Thomas’ ethics arose when it was disclosed that he did not step away from election cases following the 2020 election despite the fact that his wife, a conservative activist, reached out to lawmakers and the Trump White House to urge defiance of the election results.


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    Clarence Thomas Had the Ideal Tutor for Skirting Ethics Laws

    April 06, 20232:56 PM
    The justices seated in their robes Thomas frowning and Scalia with his mouth agape
    Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia participate in the court’s official photo session on Oct. 8, 2010, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Tim Sloan/Getty Images

    On Thursday, ProPublica published a blockbuster report describing how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received years of lavish vacations—including travel by private jet and megayacht—paid for by a wealthy Republican megadonor. The details of the piece are astonishing, from the unreported flights valued at tens of thousands of dollars to the vacations valued at more than half a million. Equally astonishing is that a sitting justice believed that these trips need not be disclosed under decades-old ethics laws requiring justices to report all gifts worth more than a “minimal” value set by statute. Indeed, ProPublica’s revelations raise questions about the timing of news that broke last week about long-overdue reforms issued by the Judicial Conference, the federal courts’ rule-making body, which finally closed some of the most glaring loopholes in its rules governing when judges must disclose their receipt of free trips, meals, and other gifts under that federal law.

    ccontinues....

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,647
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,570
    mickeyrat said:
    Clarence was against disclosure before he was against disclosure.

    Justice Thomas wrote a separate opinion concurring in all but the upholding of the disclosure provisions. In order to protect the anonymity of contributors to organizations exercising free speech, Thomas would have struck down the reporting requirements of BCRA §201 and §311 as well, rather than allowing them to be challenged only on a case-specific basis. Thomas's primary argument was that anonymous free speech is protected and that making contributor lists public makes the contributors vulnerable to retaliation, citing instances of retaliation against contributors to both sides of a then-recent California voter initiative. Thomas also expressed concern that such retaliation could extend to retaliation by elected officials. Thomas did not consider "as-applied challenges" to be sufficient to protect against the threat of retaliation.[38]
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,277
    Thomas is swatting this hick up like a pesky mosquito! Way above the law 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,621
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HTOWN Posts: 37,375
    mrussel1 said:
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,647
    mrussel1 said:
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 

    this is where the internet isnt helpful..... people will believe that bullshit right there.

    people to stupid to know the difference between a signed copy and an autographed to xyz copy...
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,277
    mrussel1 said:
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 
    I took as sarcasm at its best! 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,621
    mrussel1 said:
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 
    I took as sarcasm at its best! 
    Wait, is this guy a comedian?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,621
    mfc2006 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,647
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    I don't understand what this is.  Obviously it's not an actual signed copy of MK to him.  Crow was born in 49. 
    I took as sarcasm at its best! 
    Wait, is this guy a comedian?

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    BUH, BUH, BUH, HUNTER’S LAPTOP!!!!!!!

    Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal.

    The transaction is the first known instance of money flowing from Crow to the Supreme Court justice. The sale netted the GOP megadonor two vacant lots and the house where Thomas’ mother was living.

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,570
    BUH, BUH, BUH, HUNTER’S LAPTOP!!!!!

    Over the last two decades, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has reported on required financial disclosure forms that his family received rental income totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a firm called Ginger, Ltd., Partnership.

    But that company — a Nebraska real estate firm launched in the 1980s by his wife and her relatives — has not existed since 2006.

    That year, the family real estate company was shut down and a separate firm was created, state incorporation records show. The similarly named firm assumed control of the shuttered company’s land leasing business, according to property records.

    Since that time, however, Thomas has continued to report income from the defunct company — between $50,000 and $100,000 annually in recent years — and there is no mention of the newer firm, Ginger Holdings, LLC, on the forms.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2023/04/16/clarence-thomas-ginger-financial-disclosure/

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    mickeyrat said:
    roberts will just say he didn't know what thomas was up to in his private life, that he is concerned, and that he will have a discussion with him, and then move on to overturning the next right we have in a 5-4 decision.
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