A federal appeals courtroom Tuesday rejected arguments by outstanding National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer in a lawsuit centered on graphic emails she acquired from a California lawyer after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County.
A 3-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district decide’s resolution to dismiss Hammer’s lawsuit in opposition to attorney Lawrence Sorensen, who despatched two emails to the lobbyist that included images of gunshot wounds. Hammer raised a sequence of arguments within the case, together with that Sorensen had violated Florida legal guidelines about cyberstalking, harassment and intentional infliction of emotional misery.
The appeals courtroom, in a 14-page decision, mentioned Hammer’s lawsuit didn’t allege “enough facts” to point out that the legal guidelines had been violated. As an instance, the courtroom mentioned proving cyberstalking requires displaying that the disputed communications served “no legitimate purpose.”