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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

COURT URGED TO HALT PROCEDURES AGAINST MARINE OBAMA CRITIC

April 14, 2012

By Jack Minor Documents filed today in court in the case of a Marine facing discharge for making statements critical of President Obama reveal multiple procedural violations, including ignoring testimony from a former staff judge advocate for the commandant of the Marines, a retired brigadier general, stating there was no basis for discharging Stein. Brig. […]

Anti-Obama Marine to keep fighting discharge

April 12, 2012

CNN Wire 10:59 a.m. PDT, April 10, 2012 SAN DIEGO — A Marine facing discharge over criticism of President Barack Obama on aFacebook page he administers will fight to stay in the Corps in military and civilian courts, his attorney said Tuesday. A military board recommended last week that Sgt. Gary Stein be given an other-than-honorable discharge on grounds […]

Marine who criticized Obama says hearing board ignored law

April 12, 2012

Posted by POTUS NEWS NET on April 11th, 2012 Stein said that while his words “were somewhat tasteless,” he feels he was within the Department of Defense guidelines about service members making political statements. The American Civil Liberties Union has joined Stein’s lawsuit seeking to block his discharge. If Yoo accepts the separation board’s recommendation, Stein could be […]

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