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Elon Musk Appeals Ruling Upholding His ‘Twitter Sitter’ Deal (1)

June 15, 2022, 1:29 PM

Elon Musk is appealing a federal court ruling that upheld his 2018 deal with the US Securities and Exchange Commission requiring a Tesla Inc. lawyer to screen all his company-related tweets.

Musk, Tesla’s chief executive officer, had accused the SEC of harassing him and claimed the agreement violates his free-speech rights. But US District Judge Lewis Liman rejected that argument in April, saying the billionaire freely agreed to the SEC consent order and can’t now get out of it by “simply bemoaning that he felt like he had to agree to it at the time” and now “wishes that he ...