'Uncharted waters.' Judges are banning some Capitol riot suspects from the internet

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Social media was key to the Capitol riot. Now courts are struggling with whether suspects should be banned from using the internet.

, driving domestic terrorism and violence, the courts are facing vexing new questions around how often and under what circumstances those accused of taking part should be taken offline altogether.

In the case of Bisignano, the ban might have been an easy one for the judge to make. The defendant asked for it. Her lawyer saw it as one of the few bargaining chips the Capitol riot suspect from California had to stay out of jail for now. Prosecutors have moved to bar at least five defendants in the Capitol insurrection from going on social media platforms or even going online at all, according to a review of court filings by The Times. Those defendants are awaiting trial dates that will be months away as the Justice Department grapplesThey include John Sullivan, a Utah man accused of obstructing Congress as he allegedly joined the rampage through the Capitol in tactical gear, encouraging rioters to do damage.

“Courts are recognizing that social media is very important to people’s lives in a number of ways,” said Alexis Karteron, director of the Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic. In September, the Rutgers clinic and the American Civil Liberties Union persuaded a federal court to block enforcement of a New York law broadly banning social media use by sex offenders.

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Some? Why not all?

My question is...are these people receiving stimulus checks?

These people are national heroes who should be celebrated.

Is he protecting us or them?

Kritocracy.

What about ANTIFA AND BLM, lets start with them and ban them too since they burned cities, killings and caused innocent business owners to lose their restaurants and other businesses as well. I've never seen such double standards.

That is exactly what should happen. The entire MAGA cult is made up of people who can’t handle it out here.

Where can you go for fun in your city?

That's 'Stupid shaming!' :p

By that logic half the 'protestors' from 2020 should be banned too

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