Justice Clarence Thomas is the longest-serving jurist on the Supreme Court.
As a constitutional conservative, the Left despises Clarence Thomas.
But the Attorney General of Ohio just filed the one lawsuit that has Clarence Thomas grinning from ear to ear.
The Big Tech Giants are waging an all-out war on conservative speech in America.
But some Republicans are starting to grow fed up with the censorship.
And Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost just decided to fight back by filing a lawsuit arguing that Google should be regulated like a public utility.
“This suit does not argue that Google’s dominance of internet search is good or bad when viewed in isolation. Those issues are left to be resolved elsewhere,” Yost argued. “Accepting this fact, the first claim is narrowly focused on establishing that Google’s provision of internet search is properly classified as a common carrier and/or public utility under Ohio common law.”
Clarence Thomas floated the idea that social media companies should be regulated like “common carriers” back in April, which is what originally inspired Yost’s lawsuit.
“Even if digital platforms are not close enough to common carriers, legislatures might still be able to treat digital platforms like places of public accommodation. Although definitions between jurisdictions vary, a company ordinarily is a place of public accommodation if it provides ‘lodging, food, entertainment, or other services to the public … in general,’” Thomas wrote.
But the Big Tech Giants disagree.
Which is why Google responded to Yost’s lawsuit by defending its monopoly privileges.
“AG Yost’s lawsuit would make Google Search results worse and make it harder for small businesses to connect directly with customers,” a Google statement read. “Ohioans simply don’t want the government to run Google like a gas or electric company.”
Of course, after the January 6 events at the Capitol, every Big Tech platform banned President Trump from using their platforms.
And when Parler came along as a conservative alternative to left-wing-run social media giants, Amazon quickly banned them from using their servers.
Meanwhile, Apple moved to prevent anyone with an iPhone from downloading the Parler app to their phones by removing it from their store.
Yost’s lawsuit could help send a message to Big Tech that Americans are sick and tired of their censorship.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.