the Senate spokeswoman Claudia sinners and the colleague from the Social Media Team in the office of the Senate agreed that this Tweet is a case for voting with the boss. Finally, there were demonstrations in Berlin, where the AfD was involved.
Otherwise, also some message in the world, without Michael Müller takes you in is the official Twitter Account of the Ruling. This Tweet he has approved personally. Would sinners thought that the Senate comes before the country's constitutional court? "No," she says with conviction. The Team have considered, and the Text approved.
But it turned out differently. Since Wednesday, the judge to negotiate for the first Time via a Twitter message Miller comes from the 27. In may of last year: "tens of thousands in Berlin today on the street, in front of the Brandenburg gate and on the water. What a impressive Signal for democracy and freedom, against racism, and people of enemy propaganda.“
"It is thus, the AfD would operate racism"
the occasion of various demonstrations. Including one that had called to the AfD Association. "The future for Germany. For freedom and democracy“ was the slogan. 5000 followers responded to the call. In Parallel, there were several counter-demonstrations, with five Times as many participants. They were part of is expressly against the party: "love and Bass instead of AfD and xenophobia", it said. Or "Red against the Right" and called for "Protest against neo-Nazi tendencies in the AfD".daily mirror people Free
Miller and his Twitter order consultant were impressed. At 15:15, the protests were over. As at 17:30 it became clear that everything was peaceful and no riot run, rushed to the Tweet into the Ether.
The AfD-Landesverband now wants to make it possible to determine that the published Text will hurt the party in their equal opportunities. Representative Marc Vallendar, Germany, even Berlin AfD Deputy, called him to court as a deliberate defamation. "It is thus, the AfD would operate racism." With the first Tweet-a part he had yet to agree, especially since the AfD had occurred in the case of your Demo specifically for freedom and democracy. But then a "should be a nested sequence of half of the sentence" take it to AfD with respect and your racism under sliding.
Or, the AfD's wrong? The representative of the Senate, the constitutional lawyer Christoph Möllers, Humboldt University, does the word rich a lot of to create this impression. The opinion is not a factual limitation, and certainly not a sustained impairment is identified. There is also no reference to the party, but only to the civil society. Racism Allegations? "Amazing, that the applicant makes use of the self," says the law Professor. Apparently you felt addressed.
müllers keeps the action inadmissible
müllers finds that the application is therefore inadmissible and at least unfounded. Also, public officials should have freedom to Express themselves politically. It is going to court now "fundamentally a question of how the democratic process is supposed to run". He can see the danger, to create an asymmetry: "The Opposition may say, the government will revert to the Status of civil servants."
Vallendar countered by saying that the Opposition needs to be protected. "Maybe the AfD provides the mayor, then the SPD would be grateful that there is a duty to neutrality and objectivity." The ruling and his Team had calculated the Tweet and its effect through the use of the official Accounts to be aware of. A clear case, Vallendar, Germany, and is relying on a judgment of the Federal constitutional court, which had declared a AfD-Demo-call for a boycott of the former Federal education Minister Johann Wanka (CDU), is inadmissible.
"We have here a new point that is not decided yet"
judges of the constitutional court, Jürgen Kipp, the design as Rapporteur of the proceedings, the judgment, the power of his personal opinion clear: In Karlsruhe, "sit, no half-gods". In addition, Wanka got hit with their call, to some extent, with the wooden hammer, here it is going to Affect more subtle. "When you objected to, is the Thesis: if it can't be, nothing more," says Kipp.
The result would be that a government is expected to tell a member how to Müller to such a Happening on official channels, nothing more - or the Tweet just as the national Chairman of the SPD is likely to give, according to Kipp. The Karlsruhe verdict does not say, however, that a government should be silent. "We have here a new point that is yet to be decided." The judgment should be on 20. February will be announced.More about
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