High Court Won't Hear Ex-Marine's Facebook Speech Appeal

By Emily Field (November 16, 2015, 2:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Fourth Circuit's ruling that a former Marine's constitutional rights weren't violated when he was hospitalized against his will on a mental health professional's recommendation after making seemingly threatening Facebook posts.

As is customary, the high court declined to state why it turned down Brandon Raub's petition for writ of certiorari. Raub had argued in his August petition that the circuit panel's unanimous, published opinion in April undermines free speech rights and created a precedent for government mental health examiners to use "unorthodox" political opinions as a proxy for mental illness....

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