Marine Fights for His Right to Free Speech
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - A Marine facing dismissal for running a Facebook page criticizing the Obama administration is not going away quietly.
Sgt. Gary Stein is fighting for what he says is his constitutional right to free speech and will appear before a military board at Camp Pendleton on Thursday to argue his case.
Stein has been rallying for support since he was notified last month that the military has determined he was in violation of Pentagon policy limiting the free speech of service members, including criticizing the commander in chief.
A federal judge denied his request to intervene.
Lawyers for the 26-year-old Marine say his views on the Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party are protected by the First Amendment.
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