Decision On Motion To Dismiss In Atkinson v. Facebook, et. al.,

On December 7, 2020, Judge Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued his ruling on Facebook’s motion to dismiss in my lawsuit over their censorship of certain posts that I made. He ruled completely in favor of Facebook and dismissed my claims with prejudice. A copy of his decision can be found here.

Based on the questions that Judge Seeborg asked at oral argument, I am not surprised by his decision. Indeed, I predicted it in the immediate aftermath of the oral argument.

Do I think that his decision is wrong? Absolutely.

For now, I will consider my options for appealing his ruling to the Ninth Circuit.

Cameron L. Atkinson

Cameron Atkinson is a Christian, a published constitutional scholar, a trial and appellate lawyer, and a general hell-raiser. He has received national recognition for his victories in civil rights cases, especially in First Amendment cases. Attorney Atkinson stands out for his written advocacy, and he has taken the lead role in briefing cases to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court, and multiple New York appellate courts. Attorney Atkinson has successfully represented clients facing criminal charges, including successfully arguing for the reversal of a sexual assault conviction before the Connecticut Supreme Court. He will accept requests for public speaking engagements on a case-by-case basis.

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3 Responses

  1. Publicola says:

    After reading the judge’s decision, three points immediately came to mind. First, whether this was an occasion where FRCP sections 11(b)(2)-(3) were theoretically applicable. Second, whether MRCP 3.1 was pertinent. Third, whether pro se representation weakened the legitimacy of your suit.

    Unrelatedly, I couldn’t help but chuckle at your banner head. I love the irony of “pulling oneself up by their bootstraps when that’s physically impossible.” I appreciate the humor (sarcasm?).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hit the 9th then the Supreme Court!!!

  1. December 23, 2020

    […] I filed a notice of appeal from Judge Richard Seeborg’s dismissal of my lawsuit against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. The Ninth Circuit will determine whether Judge Seeborg’s ruling was correct or […]

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