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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

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Judge: Marine who criticized Obama on Facebook can be dismissed

By Emil Protalinski | April 14, 2012, 2:09pm PDT

Summary: The Marine Corps administrative board is looking to dismiss Gary Stein, a marine who criticized U.S. President Obama on Facebook. A judge has denied a request to block the discharge proceedings.

Federal District Judge Marilyn Huff in San Diego has denied a request to block discharge proceedings of Sgt. Gary Stein, a marine who criticized U.S. President Barack Obama on his Facebook profile and posted comical images on a Facebook Page he created called Armed Forces Tea Party. Huff ruled on Friday that the U.S. military had the right to respond to Stein?s online comments, which included ?Obama is the economic enemy ? He is the religious enemy? and ?he IS the Domestic Enemy,? according to court papers.

The Marine Corps administrative board argues he committed misconduct and should be dismissed. The military board made the decision last week, after a daylong hearing at Camp Pendleton for Sgt. Gary Stein. In addition to the dismissal recommendation, the board also suggested that Stein be given ?other than honorable? discharge, meaning the marine of nine years would lose his benefits and would not be allowed on any military base.

Detailed: http://www.zdnet.com...dismissed/11788



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