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Lawyer says he ended hunger strike outside SCOTUS after collapsing

Jun 10, 2014, 11:58 am CDT

A Delaware lawyer says health concerns spurred him to end a hunger strike staged to promote Internet privacy.

Brian Zulberti, 31, said in a statement that he was treated at a hospital and released after he began vomiting on Saturday and collapsed, Reuters reports.

Zulberti launched a hunger strike outside the U.S. Supreme Court to promote a ban on firing workers because of their social media posts. Reuters says he stopped eating on June 1; previous coverage said the strike began on June 2.

Zulberti was also in the news last July for sending out emails seeking a job with a photo of himself in a T-shirt with rolled-up sleeves to show off his muscles. Zulberti’s Facebook page had a picture of him clad only in his underwear with a sign reading, “Hire me!!! No … as a lawyer, damn, not as a [sic] damn escort … Wait, is it something I’m wearing?”

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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