IBTimes UK reached out to the US Department of Homeland Security for comment but was told they do not comment on pending litigation as a matter of policy. But CBP's investigation of the @ALT_USCIS account plainly has nothing whatsoever to do with the importation of merchandise into the United States.
"The objective of this request appears to be, and the effect of Twitter's complying with it likely would be, to enable or help to enable Defendants to pierce the anonymity of the person or persons who established and use the @ALT_USCIS account", the 25-page lawsuit states. She couldn't recall a battle involving a social media service, but described the case as certainly the first of its kind under the Trump administration.
But its primary objection, the company said, is that allowing the government to unmask Twitter critics is a violation of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment right to free speech.
A recent message cites the text of the First Amendment.
Brewers starter Junior Guerra could be out 6 weeks
His solo shot in the fourth on a pitch low and away in the zone landed among restaurant-goers sitting on a patio above left field. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning on Monday in Milwaukee .
In response, Twitter argued in its lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security office and other defendants didn't provide any actual evidence that the people behind the account are guilty of any civil or criminal wrongdoing and that instead, the government is trying to silence constitutionally protected dissenting opinions. If the account users work within the administration, for example, their employment may have been jeopardized. Twitter received a summons from Customs on March 14th requesting digital records that could possibly reveal the identity of the account owner such as IP logs and account-linked phone numbers and email addresses.
Some took to Twitter with "alternative" handles - claiming to be federal employees exercising their free-speech rights - and the resistance mushroomed into a movement.
"I don't think there is any way for the government to come out of this looking good", Levy said. When contacted, Twitter said that there was no further statement than the original filing.
For Twitter users, a key function of the site is being called into question here.
In 2014, Twitter sued the USA government (under President Barack Obama) seeking to publish its full "transparency report" outlining government requests for information.
Between 2010 and 2015, 33 percent of babies were born to Christians, who made up 31 percent of the world's population in 2015. By 2035, estimates suggest there will be 225 million babies born to Muslims while only 224 million born to Christians.
The Mets are sending out Noah Syndergaard in this one, he was 14-9 last season in 30 starts with a 2.60 ERA in 183 2/3 innings. Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom returns to the mound from September 21 surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow.
Axon said 41 of 69 major USA cities are using, or have made a decision to use, body-camera technology - and 36 have chosen Axon. The Seattle Police Department decided in November to purchase body cameras from the Taser unit for 850 officers.
A riled China also lodged a protest with India's Ambassador in Beijing Vijay Gokhale over the Tibetan spiritual leader's visit. The 3,500-kilometer-long (2,175-mile-long) border shared by India and China was the major cause of war in 1962.
Both cases are, at their heart, about the scope of presidential authority. "We are very proud of our Democrats on the committee". The Democratic leader singled out Nunes for her criticism. "I've never seen behavior this freaky on the part of the chairman".
The result, which was a joint record score for the Segunda B division, saw Eldense relegated with six matches left. Ruiz also spoke to Cadena Ser and reportedly said: "In principle the orders came from above, from the coach".
The team will reportedly not move to Vegas until 2020, which is when the new stadium is projected to be finished. Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams but not many fan bases like the Raiders fan base.
The girl's mother said that her daughter was moved to a safe location, as she became the subject of the children's ridicule. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the teen's mother brought him to a police station Monday afternoon.
Thornton immediately dropped to the ice in pain. "He plays through so much and plays so hard", Sharks captain Joe Pavelski said. We're a team that's a sum of our parts, not about one or two guys. "I don't think it's a huge tear".
But activists said he was still on Beijing's side and rejected the vote outright as unrepresentative of Hong Kong people. But critics say she is dodging the bigger political questions and will pave the way for Beijing to extend its influence.
Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest
A young Indian girl sits on a bed in a hospital in this image taken from video in Bahraich northern India Thursday April 6, 2017 . Her curious condition came into limelight after visuals went viral on social media in the past couple of days, police said .
Warren Buffett lands on Cherry Coke cans in China
Buffett's investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., owns 9.3 percent of Coca-Cola - a holding valued at about $17 billion. Last year, Berkshire webcast its meeting for the first time, and provided simultaneous translation only in Mandarin.
Garino Signs with Orlando Magic
His agent, Carlos Prunes, took a picture of his client signing a contract like any good agent would for his client. However, aside from spreading like wildfire on social media, the blunder was not without repercussions.
Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity
Federer said he's healthy and wants to stay that way after missing the final six months of 2016 because of a knee injury. Roger Federer lifted his 91st career title at the Miami Open and immediately signalled his intention to take a break.
Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US
Amid accusations of price gouging, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified before Congress in September. In total, more than 100,000 products that could be affected were distributed across the country.
Check Out First Look Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7
Jon Snow, recently proclaimed King in the North (and, who we now know, is actually a Targaryen) takes his seat at Winterfell . A new official promo for the seventh season of the legendary HBO series Game of Thrones was released on Thursday.
Mike Epps defends bringing kangaroo on stage after backlash
Unaffected by the act, the handler, Javon Stacks , continued to steer the animal around on the stage to entertain the crowd. Mike Epps is at the center of controversy after bringing a kangaroo onstage with him during a recent show ( video below).
Super Sindhu conquers Marin to win her maiden India Open title
Sindhu gave her best performance yet to beat Marin 21-19, 21-16 in a 46 minute summit clash, securing her first India Open title. Women doubles: 7-Shijo Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto (Jpn) bt 3-Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao (Jpn) 16-21, 21-19, 21-10.