Last week, NetChoice and CCIA said they’d reached an agreement with the state of Florida over its blocked social media law. Rather than continuing their fight in district court, the parties plan to ask the Supreme Court to take up the case. If the Supreme Court bites, it’s a case that could wind up determining the fate of not just the Florida law but of any other state law that seeks to mandate what online platforms can and can’t publish.
“There are so many provisions between the Texas and Florida laws that are unconstitutional, and states are picking and choosing. Sometimes they’re doing a straight copy-paste,” said Chris Marchese, counsel for NetChoice. “The sooner the Supreme Court lays out some guardrails on that, the better it’ll be for everyone.”