Missouri lawmaker unblocks on Twitter the man who sued her

Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 at 11:04 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri state representative has unblocked a critic from her Twitter account after he sued in a case reminiscent of a recent ruling against President Donald Trump.

The Columbia Missourian reports that Republican Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, of Hallsville, announced her decision in a statement Tuesday. Personal injury lawyer Michael Campbell was blocked from Reisch's account after he retweeted another state representative who criticized her.

Campbell doesn't plan to drop the lawsuit, which argues that blocking constituents because of their political views violates their First Amendment rights. Reisch calls the lawsuit frivolous and says Campbell has never tried to communicate with her in a "meaningful way."

Similar lawsuits have been filed around the county. A federal judge ruled in May that Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked critics.

Information from: Columbia Missourian,

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