An op-ed article about dental amalgam written by a dentist, Mark Breiner, in the Connecticut Post in July this year has led to a lawsuit concerning free speech matters. The Connecticut Post wrote about this new development on November 13:
When Mark Breiner, an area dentist, wrote an opinion piece for the Connecticut Post, urging legislation banning mercury-based filings, he never thought the state Department of Public Health would take action against him.
But they threatened to do so, he claims, saying he violated a prior consent order and might face disciplinary action. On Wednesday, Breiner, who lives in Fairfield and practices in Orange, along with the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union sued DPH and Norma Gyles, its acting commissioner, in federal court, claiming they violated his free speech rights under the Constitution’s First Amendment.