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UPDATE: The court decided to dismiss this case on Wednesday.

Lawsuit Dismissed Against Mooresville Town Council

Source: United States District Court of Southern Indiana 

MOORESVILLE, Ind.– The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit against a Mooresville Town Council member, claiming the violated town residents’ First Amendment rights.

The suit made on behalf of Robert Samuels, who lives in Mooresville, says Councilman Shane Williams shut down his official business Facebook page and uses his personal profile to share information about the town.

Court documents say Williams is accused of censoring comments based on certain people’s viewpoints and several of his posts are limited and cannot be seen by anyone outside of a specific audience.

Samuels claims he followed Williams on Facebook and commented on his posts. Williams then censored some of his posts and also had him blocked, but later removed it.

The lawsuit claims Williams is infringing on residents’ free speech by deciding who can see his private posts.