If you live in NC, you’ve got the current governor, Roy Cooper, to blame for the social media ban. It was his idea, his baby, that he pushed through the legislature while he was NC’s attorney general. Once he proposed the law, it was as good as done, since it would be political suicide to vote against it.
Cooper KNEW it was unconstitutional and he pushed it anyway. Then he got his cronies at the NC Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeals’ ruling against his law.
I firmly believe that Cooper devised this law back in 2007/2008 as part of his political aspirations. During the primaries last year, Cooper bragged about his role in getting the law passed. Then SCOTUS granted cert and all of a sudden there’s no mention of it from Cooper’s election team. Roy Cooper is just another slick politician who paved his way to the governor’s mansion on the bones of a despised population. I can only hope that his stay in Raleigh is only one term.