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Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was suing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for First Amendment violations.

Does Trump have a legitimate First Amendment case?

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday filed class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube arguing his suspension from those platforms violates the First Amendment.

However, legal experts say that argument has little chance of succeeding in court since the First Amendment constrains only the government, and not private entities.

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The GOP and the strains on the two-party system

Kosar is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, and co-editor of the recently published "Congress Overwhelmed: Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform" (University of Chicago Press).

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Donald Trump's March 2017 address in Louisville is not included in the official record of his public statements, just like all of his other political rallies.

He loved his rallies, so why won't Trump make them part of the historical record?

O'Brien is an assistant professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin.
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A few dozen people have been charged with voting crimes that occurred in North Carolina in 2016, when Donald Trump won the presidency and Richard Burr was reelected to the Senate.

Broad search for N.C. vote cheaters finds a couple dozen — from five years ago

Foraging for voter fraud has found scattered crimes across North Carolina — but they occurred five years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidency, not when he says he was cheated out of re-election last fall.

Federal prosecutors in Raleigh have announced charges against 24 more non-citizens since last year, with several new cases brought last week. But only two have recently been accused of voting illegally, bringing to 21 the number of foreigners who appear to have wrongly cast ballots in 2016 in one of the premier battleground states. All the others were charged with falsely claiming citizenship, or falsifying immigration papers, in order to register to vote.

But the Justice Department has made no allegations of a conspiracy to tilt the outcome. And given the minuscule numbers involved, such a scheme would not have been worth the effort, no matter the purported beneficiary.

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