Posts Tagged ‘white supremacist’

Free speech or threat? A tough call sometimes

7th Circuit ruling in white supremacist’s case illustrates how difficult it is — and should be — to criminalize what we say.

Calif. court: Gang clothing can be factor in police search

Appeals judges say Michael Skeen also stopped suspected white supremacist because of his littering and his reaction to seeing a police officer.

9th Circuit rejects inmate’s free-speech claim

Appeals court avoids First Amendment issue, falling back on granting qualified immunity to Oregon prison officials.

6th Circuit restores Tenn. inmate’s religious-freedom claim

Panel says Anthony Hayes, who has been barred from receiving white supremacist material, can go ahead with federal lawsuit under Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

Federal judge: First Amendment protects neo-Nazi’s Web posts

Court throws out guilty verdict, saying Chicago jury was wrong when it convicted William White of using his website to solicit violence against juror in another case.

Federal jury: White supremacist guilty of making online threats

ROANOKE, Va. — A federal jury in Virginia has found a white supremacist guilty of four counts of making online threats.
Jurors deliberating in Roanoke returned their verdict on Dec. 18 against William A. White. They found him not guilty of three other counts.
The head of a Roanoke neo-Nazi group, White was found guilty on charges in [...]

White-supremacy group doesn’t qualify as religion

A California inmate who adheres to the white-supremacist Creativity Movement has lost his federal lawsuit to force prison officials to recognize his racial beliefs as a religion. Creativity Movement is the current name of the former World Church of the Creator, which changed names after losing a trademark-infringement lawsuit.
Scott Conner, an inmate at Pelican Bay [...]

Federal court allows white supremacist’s trial to proceed

ROANOKE, Va. — An avowed white supremacist accused of threatening people is scheduled to go on trial next week after a federal judge refused to dismiss the charges.
William A. White is head of a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi group. He is charged with threatening a newspaper columnist, a mayor and several others over the Internet and by [...]

White supremacist’s Web posts weren’t threats

CHICAGO — A federal judge has dismissed a charge that an avowed white supremacist used his Web site to encourage harm to a juror, saying that the postings were protected by the constitutional right to freedom of speech.
William White of Roanoke, Va., the self-styled leader of the American National Socialist Workers Party, published the name, [...]

Justices pass on ex-trooper’s appeal

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Attorney General's office says the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of a former Nebraska trooper fired for his ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
Attorney General Jon Bruning praised the decision in the case of Robert Henderson. Bruning said his office had argued all along that [...]

Pa. city can’t make groups reimburse costs from rallies

PHILADELPHIA — Demonstrators don’t have to reimburse a city for police protection and other costs stemming from rallies because the costs could vary according to a group’s message, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, partly reversing a lower-court decision, said this week that the city of York could abuse [...]

Ohio mayor says neo-Nazis had right to march

TOLEDO, Ohio — The city’s mayor says there was nothing he could do to stop a white supremacist group from attempting to march along the sidewalks of a racially mixed neighborhood.
“They do have a right to walk on the Toledo sidewalks,” Mayor Jack Ford said yesterday, a day after an angry mob, some gang members, [...]

Court ordered to rehear inmate’s bid for group worship

ST. LOUIS — A federal appeals court yesterday ordered a lower court judge to reconsider a white separatist inmate’s bid to hold group worship in prison, saying the state needs to better justify its barring of such gatherings.
A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state Department of Corrections’ rejection [...]

FBI steps up monitoring of hate groups’ Web sites

Editor's note: Matthew Hale was sentenced to 40 years in prison in April 2005.
CHICAGO — The FBI has increased its monitoring of hate groups' Web sites
after the conviction of a white supremacist on charges he sought to have a judge
murdered, agency officials said.
Federal officials won't tolerate anyone crossing the line from protected free
speech to advocating [...]

White supremacists to be barred from dedication site

TOPEKA, Kan. — Several white-supremacist groups that are expected to protest the dedication of the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site next month will not be allowed on the federal property that day, site superintendent Stephen E. Adams says.
The dedication at the old Monroe Elementary School will be on May 17, the 50th [...]

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