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Justice Brett Kavanaugh is Deciding Vote on Landmark Anti-Trust Case Against Big Tech

Kavanaugh bucked the so-called free market in a SCOTUS decision against Apple that bolsters consumer rights.

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivered the majority opinion in a decision earlier today for Apple Inc. v. Pepper that will remove a special legal exemption protecting Apple from certain lawsuits.

The plaintiffs argued that Apple had illegally monopolized the aftermarket for iPhone apps. Apple argued that the plaintiffs were not direct purchasers from the company even though they were buying them from the Apple store. Kavanaugh rejected this notion, siding with the more left-leaning justices on the court against Big Tech.

“Apple’s theory would disregard statutory text and precedent, create an unprincipled and economically senseless distinction among monopolistic retailers, and furnish monopolistic retailers with a how-to guide for evasion of the antitrust laws,” Kavanaugh wrote in the majority opinion.

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The ruling ultimately came down to a 5-4 opinion where Kavanaugh was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan while Justices Gorsuch, Thomas, Roberts and Alito opposed the majority.

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Kavanaugh made it clear with his conclusion that he is open to the idea of using anti-trust laws to bring tech giants such as Apple to heel.

He wrote: “Ever since Congress overwhelmingly passed and President Benjamin Harrison signed the Sherman Act in 1890, ‘protecting consumers from monopoly prices’ has been ‘the central concern of antitrust.'”

“The consumers here purchased apps directly from Apple, and they allege that Apple used its monopoly power over the retail apps market to charge higher-than-competitive prices. Our decision in Illinois Brick does not bar the consumers from suing Apple for Apple’s allegedly monopolistic conduct,” Kavanaugh added.

Gorsuch delivered the dissenting opinion, as he and the bloc of conservative justices believed Apple should keep their legal immunity from liability.

“No antitrust reason exists to treat these contractual arrangements differently, and doing so will only induce firms to abandon their preferred—and presumably more efficient—distribution arrangements in favor of less efficient ones, all so they might avoid an arbitrary legal rule,” Gorsuch wrote.

He hid behind the precedent of Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois (1977) which barred indirect buyers of goods or services from being able to sue for damages, an effective way for corporations to circumvent established anti-trust law.

“If the proximate cause line is no longer to be drawn at the first injured party, how far down the causal chain can a plaintiff be and still recoup damages? Must all potential claimants to the single monopoly rent be gathered in a single lawsuit as necessary parties (and if not, why not)?” Gorsuch asked.

“Without any invitation or reason to revisit our precedent, and with so many grounds for caution, I would have thought the proper course today would have been to afford Illinois Brick full effect, not to begin whittling it away to a bare formalism,” Gorsuch wrote in his conclusion.

Conservatives who support Big Tech monopolism are criticizing Kavanaugh’s decision.

“The real question is, what is Kavanaugh doing here?” talk show commentator Rush Limbaugh said. “If you go back to the Federalist Society, Kavanaugh was cited as the best — better than Gorsuch, more conservative, more pure, this, that and the other thing. And this is the second or third time that he has aligned with the leftist. I’ll tell you what I think: I think all that [Blasey] Ford stuff worked.”

“This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States radically expanded plaintiff’s rights to commence class-actions against deep pocketed corporations. And what alliance was it? It was the four liberal members of the court and its newest member Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing a decision that is a plaintiff’s lawyers delight,” said Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News.

“I did not see this coming,” Napolitano added. “All the indications about Brett Kavanaugh were that he was a monolithic conservative that wouldn’t even listen to the other side and during the course of the unfortunate hearings that he had, when he was allowed to talk about his political philosophy, he said I am not a monolithic anything, I listen to the facts and I apply the law. Today he and the four liberal members of the court radically expanded the rights of plaintiffs to bring class-actions.”

Kavanaugh may be guilty of heresy to market orthodoxy for his ruling, but it shows that Big Tech is on his radar as monolithic social media corporations inflict Orwellian censorship against right-wing dissidents. It’s looking like Trump made the correct decision standing with Kavanaugh during last year’s witch hunt hearings.

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Twitter Censors President Trump’s Tweet about Restoring Law and Order in the Minneapolis Streets

Big Brother wants the riots to continue.

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Twitter is censoring a post from President Donald Trump on their platform warning that individuals in the streets of Minneapolis, Minn. who loot property will be shot.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible,” the platform claims.

“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” Trump’s censored tweet reads.

The post is also censored on the official Twitter page of the White House:

Meanwhile, Twitter is allowing Islamic dictators to spread anti-Semitic messages on their platform.

After days of rioting and looting in Minneapolis, the violence is spreading across the country.

In Columbus, Oh., rioters have descended upon the state Capitol:

According to the Columbus Dispatch, 300 protesters blocked the intersections and there was a heavy police presence in downtown Columbus.

The protests were originally calm, but became disorderly late on the night of March 28, according to reports. WCMH Channel 4 reporter Eric Halperin reported that protesters started smashing windows at the Statehouse downtown and some were able to break inside the building. Halperin reported that law enforcement moved in to protect the Statehouse.

Rioters threw plastic bottles and other small objects at police officers earlier in the evening. Throughout the demonstration, protesters chanted “Black lives matter” and “Say his name”, referring to Floyd. The demonstrators also chanted “I can’t breathe,” which was a reference to Eric Garner’s death in New York back in 2014.

Seven people were shot in Louisville, Ky. as rioters targeted a police car due to their anti-civilizational rage:

Seven people were shot at an anti-police protest in Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday night, just moments after riotous protestors were seen trying to flip over a police transport vehicle.

A sizable crowd of protestors were trying to flip over what looks to be a police detention car.

Remarkably, the local news reporter covering the raucous event describes the protest as “peacefully” as protestors clearly endanger others in their vicinity, those in the vehicle, and themselves by aggressively shaking a sizable police detention vehicle. The paddy wagon could have easily crushed someone inside or outside if it were toppled on its side.

As of early Friday morning, it’s still unclear who fired the shots during the scrum, with several Louisville police officers claiming that their weapons were unfired. At least one of the individuals who was shot is reported to be in critical condition, and the crowd quickly dispersed shortly after shots were fired.

The scenes from Minneapolis look like something out of a third-world sh*thole like Somalia:

Which, of course, has made Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her daughter very happy:

President Trump is showing why he was elected as the law-and-order candidate, as he attempts to put down these riots that are causing senseless property destruction while the far-left cheers them on.

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