|Ben Florsheim, Public Figure|
Several letters of protest from Florsheim and other Wesleyan students seem to have aided in the retraction of the appointment of Giuliano to SEEC chair last year. The full ruling, which is also publicly available on the SEEC website can be read here:http://www.middletowninsider.com/2012/06/state-elections-commission-throws-out.html
propaganda like flyers on campus alleging voter intimidation on the part of the above mentioned persons and instructing students not to vote for them because of this reason. He also accused Middletown Police officer Thomas Sebold ( whom was never a volunteer for the Giuliano campaign as alleged) of voter intimidation and circulated flyers with his name and the allegation around campus. No public apology has ever been made to the individuals who's lives he attempted to ruin for having different political views than he. Below he attempted to retract statements in a media statement below, which the Press or other local media sources never picked up. Because Florsheim is an elected official as a part of the MDTC and a nationally recognized organization, satire of a public figure is permitted under the First Amendment.
It appears, Mr. Florsheim believes only the First Amendment applies to him.