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Lawyers will continue fight for Marine dismissed over criticizing Obama

May 1, 2012

Lawyers for a Marine sergeant who is being dismissed from the service for criticizing President Obama on Facebook will continue to fight for him in federal civilian court, the lawyers said Wednesday. The lawyers from the ACLU and the conservative U.S. Justice Foundation said that the 1st Amendment rights of Sgt. Gary Stein were violated when […]

Marines discharge sergeant for anti-Obama Facebook posts

May 1, 2012

(AP) SAN DIEGO – A sergeant will be discharged for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook in a case that called into question the Pentagon’s policies about social media and its limits on the speech of active duty military personnel, the Marine Corps said Wednesday. Sgt. Gary Stein will get an other-than-honorable discharge and lose […]

U.S. marine discharged after Obama Facebook criticism

May 1, 2012

A U.S. marine will be dismissed and lose most of his benefits for defying President Barack Obama and ridiculing him on Facebook. The marine corps said Sgt. Gary Stein will receive an other-than-honourable discharge for disobeying policies that govern the speech of active duty personnel. Limits to U.S. service members’ freedom of speech Since the […]

Marines discharge sergeant who criticized President Obama on Facebook

May 1, 2012

The Marines announced they are discharging Sgt. Gary Stein after the 9-year veteran used his Facebook account to criticize President Obama. “I love the Marine Corps, I love my job. I wish it wouldn’t have gone this way. I’m having a hard time seeing how 15 words on Facebook could have ruined my nine-year career,” Stein […]

Attorneys Will Continue to Fight Dismissal of Marine Critical of Obama

May 1, 2012

Civilian lawyers for the Marine sergeant discharged Wednesday for posting critical comments about President Obama on Facebook say they will continue to fight his dismissal in civilian courts. On Wednesday, Sgt. Gary Stein was given an “other than honorable” discharge from the Marine Corps for disparaging comments  that included labeling President Obama an enemy. The […]

Marine Who Criticized Obama To Be Discharged

May 1, 2012

A Marine will be discharged for criticizing President Obama on Facebook, a case that focused on Pentagon social-media policies and the limits of free speech faced by military personnel, the Marine Corps said Wednesday. Sgt. Gary Stein, 26, will get an other-than-honorable discharge and lose most of his benefits, the Corps said. Stein, who said […]

Sgt. Gary Stein will be barred from the military with no benefits

May 1, 2012

The U.S. marine who got into hot water by insulting President Barack Obama on Facebook has now been banned from all branches of the military and has lost his benefits. Earlier in April, Digital Journal reported that Sergeant Gary Stein made posts criticizing President Barack Obama on his Facebook page. Stein superimposed images of President Obama’s face […]

Marine Discharged for Facebook Comments Will Take His Case Federal if Needed

May 1, 2012

Sgt. Gary Stein has been given an other-than-honorable discharge for his anti-Obama comments on Facebook; now he is seeking legal aid to protect his right to free speech. Stein his served in the Corps for nine years, spending time in Iraq. “I love the Marine Corps, I love my job. I wish it wouldn’t have […]

Sgt. Gary Stein Case: Most Recent Pleadings

April 16, 2012

Most recent pleadings, in PDF format, in the Sgt, Gary Stein case. DECLARATION OF GARY G. KREEP IN SUPPORT OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C P&A’s in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction Plaintiff’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction

Marine Stein’s Attorney gives statement on pending discharge for Facebook post on Obama (video)

April 14, 2012

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