[Ed. – Were these decided by the same legal authorities who declined to hear cases of vote tampering and election fraud based on technicalities?]
Two weeks ago, Parler went dark after Amazon cut the social media company’s access to the cloud computing services that ran Parler’s app and website. Parler promptly filed suit in a Seattle, Wa. federal court, seeking a court order requiring Amazon to reestablish Parler’s account.
The court ordered expedited briefing, held a hearing, and late last week denied Parler’s demand for a preliminary injunction. The court’s analysis proved solid — and sadly also proved it will be hard for conservatives to counter Big Tech’s stranglehold on the modern public square.
In its complaint, Parler alleged three claims, one federal antitrust claim and two state law claims, one for breach of contract and one for tortious interference with Parler’s contractual relations (or prospective business relations) with third parties. To obtain an injunction, Parler first needed to convince the court that it had “a likelihood of success on the merits.”…