SLL ideologically has no brief with Antifa, but a case involving an Antifa website has important Constitutional implications. Allowing the government to access user and subscriber data on the basis of an alleged link to rioting is constitutionally suspect. (How long before that precedent was applied to the other side of the political spectrum?) From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
A District of Columbia Federal Judge has approved a government warrant seeking information about users and subscribers to an anti-Trump website which has been linked to rioting during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., but he added protections to safeguard “innocent users.”
Chief Judge Robert Morin ruled that DreamHost, an LA-based web-hosting company, must turn over data about visitors to the website disruptj20.org, which is a home to political activists who organized protests at the time of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president in January, many of whom have since morphed into the controversial “antifa” movement.
DreamHost resisted the original July 12 warrant, saying the scope of the warrant was too broad and trampled on the rights of 1.3 million visitors to the site, many of whom were simply exercising their First Amendment rights to express their political views. It also said the warrant would expose the identities of the 1.3 million people who had visited the site.
To continue reading: Judge Approves Warrant For “Antifa” User Data From Anti-Trump Website