Description: Lawsuit seeking to compel a community college president to require distribution of plaintiff's position paper referring to political movements to reduce fossil fuel use as "malicious hoax."
Roemer v. Williams
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/08/2020 Memorandum Download Complaint dismissed without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. ederal Court Dismissed “Frivolous” First Amendment Claims by Man Who Sought Distribution of Position Paper Referring to Climate Change as “Malicious Hoax”. The federal district court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Brooklyn man, proceeding pro se, who alleged that the president of a community college violated the plaintiff’s First Amendment rights by failing to require the distribution of the plaintiff’s position paper explaining “why the political movement to reduce the use of fossil fuels is a malicious hoax” to students taking a climatology course. The court found that the plaintiff, who did not allege any legally cognizable relationship with the community college, had failed to allege Article III standing. The court also found that the plaintiff’s claim was “frivolous because there is no legal theory on which he can rely.”