A Stanford doctor who was targeted by the Biden regime for questioning COVID lockdowns is taking a victory lap after Biden's censorship was smacked down in court.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya became known during the pandemic as a vocal critic of lockdowns and other draconian policies enforced in the name of "science."
He was one of the signers of the Great Barrington Declaration, which urged public health officials to take an alternative approach to draconian, society-wide restrictions favored by Dr. Anthony Fauci and other state-favored experts.
This month, an appeals court ruled that Biden officials violated the law by pressuring social media companies to remove so-called "disinformation" on controversial subjects, including COVID. Bhattacharya is one of the plaintiffs in the landmark free speech case, Missouri v. Biden.
"In one email, a White House official told a platform to take a post down 'ASAP,' and instructed it to 'keep an eye out for tweets that fall in this same  genre' so that they could be removed, too," the court wrote.
In a notoriously villainous October 2020 e-mail to Fauci, Dr. Francis Collins, a close colleague of Fauci, called for a "swift and devastating takedown" of the Great Barrington Declaration and its authors.
Once Biden became president, mass censorship went into overdrive, as the federal government closely collaborated with social media and mainstream media to smear and silence critics. Biden issued public threats to social media companies, accusing them of "killing people" by not censoring enough.
“We were just acting as scientists, but almost immediately we were censored,” Bhattacharya said. “Google de-boosted us. Our Facebook page was removed. It was just a crazy time."
The White House even identified a list of worst offenders, known as the "disinformation dozen," who were targeted for censorship.
"The government had a vast censorship enterprise,” Bhattacharya said. “It was systematically used to threaten and coerce and jawbone and tell all these social media companies, ‘You better listen to us: Censor these people, censor these ideas, or else.’”
Louisiana Judge Terry Doughty blasted Biden's "Orwellian" censorship in a landmark ruling on the Fourth of July that was later upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, with some exceptions.
"I was just absolutely thrilled, especially to have it on July 4th,” Bhattacharya said. “I think that judge was sending a message by issuing this ruling on July 4th that we’re going to restore free speech in this country.”
While Americans are cheering this rare rebuke of leftist tyranny, Biden and his allies are furious. Unfortunately for them, we still have a Constitution.