Florida asks US Supreme Court to decide fight over state’s law targeting big tech

Florida asks US Supreme Court to decide fight over state’s law targeting big tech

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Florida and major social-media companies could be poised for a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lawyers for the state Wednesday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to take up a First Amendment battle about a 2021 Florida law that placed restrictions on industry giants such as Facebook and Twitter.

The state wants justices to overturn a May decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked key parts of the law on First Amendment grounds. The appeals court upheld much of a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, who described the law as “riddled with imprecision and ambiguity.”

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