Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, quoted Eminem’s 2002 song “Without Me” in the latest effort to overturn a 2018 agreement which requires the billionaire to gain pre-approval for certain tweets.
“The [SEC] won’t let me be or let me be me so let me see,” part of the filing reads. “They tried to shut me down . . .”
In March, in response to Musk challenging the subpoena, an SEC regulator urged a federal judge to allow his tweets to continue to be scrutinized.
“Musk’s motion to quash is procedurally defective and substantively meritless,” the SEC said.
Concerns about Musk’s first amendment rights were clear in this filing as well.
“The First Amendment requires that agencies proceed with caution when constitutional rights are at stake, not seek to pursue any and all novel theories that broaden their authority at the cost of individual freedom,” Spiro wrote in the court filing.