Justices dismiss suit over Trump’s blocking of critics on Twitter

 On Monday the Supreme Court also vacated a ruling that found that former President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking his critics on Twitter, with the justices dismissing the case as moot.

The court’s move came in an unsigned order. But Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s most conservative member, wrote separately to voice concern that Trump’s removal from Twitter reflected a degree of power in the hands of tech platforms that the court would soon need to address.

The lawsuit arose in 2017 after Trump’s social media account blocked seven people who had tweeted criticism of the president in comment threads linked to his @realDonaldTrump Twitter handle, which has since been banned on the platform.