The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a California Republican club’s challenge to a private organization’s cancellation of a 2017 event at a city-owned property in Pasadena that was to have featured a conservative lawyer later aligned with former President Donald Trump.
The justices turned away the Pasadena Republican Club’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found that the cancellation of attorney John Eastman’s planned appearance did not violate the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, which bars government discrimination on free speech or religious grounds.
The Pasadena Republican Club had wanted to rent space there so Eastman could appear as a guest speaker, but the Western Justice Center canceled the event because his opposition to same-sex marriage and other expansions of LGBT rights ran counter to the group’s values.
Read the full article. Last month Eastman earned scathing headlines for his six-point memo on how Mike Pence could overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election. Eastman remains the chairman of the anti-LGBT hate group NOM. In 2015, he urged Uganda to reinstate its life sentence penalty for “homosexual acts.”
Supreme Court declined to hear this case over a canceled Republican event featuring Stop the Steal lawyer John Eastman back in 2017 https://t.co/hELCmfKVxf
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