Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Blankenship Sues Governor for Violating Freedom of Speech

The State Journal notes here that "Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is suing Gov. Joe Manchin in federal court, alleging West Virginia's chief executive violated the coal operator's right to freedom of speech."

In the complaint (PDF), he alleges that "The Governor retaliated against [him] for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech by publicly threatening closer government scrutiny of the affairs of Plaintiff and Massey in response to Plaintiff's participation in the public debate over the pension bond amendment." Massey is not a plaintiff.

1 comment:

DonSurber said...

Like Don, hate Done, Joe blew it