On February 21, 2024, WLF urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a trial court’s refusal to enjoin California’s controversial new social media law, AB 587. As WLF’s amicus brief explains, AB 587 violates the First Amendment because it compels companies to speak against their will, impermissibly interferes with the constitutionally protected editorial judgments of social media platforms, has both the purpose and likely effect of pressuring these companies to remove, demonetize, or deprioritize constitutionally protected speech that the State deems undesirable or harmful, and places an unjustified and undue burden on social media companies. WLF’s amicus brief was prepared with the generous pro bono assistance of Trent Norris, Mark Brennan, Ryan Thompson, Sophie Baum, and Alexander Tablan of Hogan Lovells US LLP.


WLF amicus brief