Supreme Court Smacks Down Local Armenian Genocide Deniers
This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of Griswold v. Driscoll, a Massachusetts-based case in which a group of plaintiffs sued the State Board of Education because it didn't include references to Armenian-genocide deniers in school curricula covering the Armenian genocide. Among one of the plaintiffs listed in the case is Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA); on its board of directors sits none other than the Outraged Ottoman of Orange County, Ergun Kirlikovali, one of the country's most notorious Armenian-genocide deniers, a man who once claimed Turks are "the new Jews" because no one wants to believe them. There's another Orange County resident on it, but we'll spare him or her the embarrassment of having his or her name mentioned with this loon.
The Asbarez News has the full story about the case, which ATAA lost at every level, from the first filing in United States District Court to federal appeals court. ATAA will cry First Amendment, and it has every right to spread its lies, but at least Massachusetts kiddies won't have to hear them in class.
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