Obama-Dissing Marine Can't Get Discharge Proceedings Put Off

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Discharge proceedings began Thursday against a U.S. Marine who called President Barack Obama a “domestic enemy” on the Internet, one day after a California federal judge refused to intervene in the military tribunal's case.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff ruled Wednesday that she couldn't intervene to halt a military tribunal's proceedings against Sgt. Gary A. Stein because the immediate issue was whether he had breached military protocol, and not whether his words were protected by the First Amendment.

Though Huff also "strongly recommended" that the military...
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Case Information

Case Title

Stein v. Dowling et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Marilyn L. Huff

Date Filed

April 3, 2012


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