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Judge refuses to strike down Elon Musk’s settlement with the S.E.C. over his Twitter posts.

Elon Musk could soon own , but his own use of the platform will remain constrained by a .

A federal judge in New York denied a request by Mr. Musk to end the agreement, which requires him to run his social media posts by a company lawyer if the statements contained material information about his electric car company, Tesla.

Mr. Musk had argued that the agreement to settle accusations of securities violations infringed on his right to freedom of speech and that the Securities and Exchange Commission had used the agreement as an excuse to “launch endless, boundless” investigations of his public statements. He claimed he accepted the settlement in the first place only because the litigation would have put too much financial pressure on Tesla.

“None of the arguments hold water,” Judge Lewis J. Liman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York wrote in a ruling issued Wednesday that dismissed Mr. Musk’s claims.

The court ruling was the latest round in Mr. Musk’s long-running battle with the S.E.C., an agency he has frequently mocked. The dispute at issue Wednesday has its roots in a Twitter post by Mr. Musk in 2018 asserting he had . It was later revealed that he had only had preliminary discussions with investors. The S.E.C. sued him for fraud.

As part of an agreement to settle that civil suit, Mr. Musk agreed to clear his social media posts with company lawyers. Mr. Musk, notorious for his freewheeling public statements, clearly chafed at the restriction and was accused of violating it several times.

Mr. Musk cannot get out of the agreement “by simply bemoaning that he felt like he had to agree to it at the time but now — once the specter of the litigation is a distant memory and his company has become, in his estimation, all but invincible — wishes that he had not,” Judge Liman wrote.

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