Claiming President Donald Trump has misused his powers by threatening and attempting to retaliate against news media outlets with whom he disagrees, an organization representing writers and literary professionals filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday seeking declaratory and injunctive relief.
The First Amendment lawsuit filed by PEN American Center gives a flurry of examples of the president’s alleged retaliation for perceived negative coverage. It was filed in the U.S. District Court from the Southern District of New York, and sued Trump in his capacity as president.
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