Friday, October 12, 2012

Possible Grounds for Suit Against Gally

Gallaudet's chief diversity officer could sue the school for suspending her, according to research by BuzzFeed. A D.C. law protects people from interference with the right to sign a referendum petition.  Angela McCaskill is on paid administrative leave for signing an online petition against gay marriage. BuzzFeed reports:
Under the D.C. Code, it is a criminal violation for "[a]ny person who ... by threats or intimidation, interferes with, or attempts to interfere with, the right of any qualified registered elector to sign or not to sign any initiative, referendum, or recall petition." The sentence for violating the provision can be up to a $10,000 fine and a year in prison.
A Gallaudet spokeswoman says the school does not "have a policy against political participation.”