US Law Week

Supreme Court Turns Down Suit Over Anti-Abortion Facebook Rant

Nov. 23, 2020, 2:37 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to revive First Amendment claims brought against the University of New Mexico by a former medical student who was disciplined for a profane anti-abortion Facebook rant in which he referred to Democrats as “Moloch worshiping.”

The justices won’t review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejecting the lawsuit by Paul Hunt, who was backed in both courts by a coalition of free speech advocates.

In the online post, written shortly after the 2012 election, Hunt called Obama voters “sick, disgusting people” who support “genocide against the unborn”...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.