A Marine who was taken into custody by law enforcement after a psychotherapist hired by the local county said he believed the military man might be a danger – even though the two never had met and never had even talked on the telephone – is asking an appeals court to reinstate his lawsuit for damages.

The appeal has been submitted to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the Rutherford Institute and other attorneys helping the organization, on behalf of Brandon Raub.

As WND previously reported, Raub was approached by law enforcement officers from several agencies at his home. One officer consulted with a psychotherapist who never had met or even talked on the telephone with Raub. As a result of that evaluation, the officers took Raub into custody and jailed him.

The officers had contacted Raub mostly because of song lyrics he had posted on social media sites expressing distrust of the federal government and calling for the jailing of, for example, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

The officers opted for a “mental health evaluation” detention after both local and federal authorities said there had been no crime committed by Raub for which he could be arrested.

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