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Lawyer: Neo-Nazi Doesn't Need To Be Kind To Be Protected

May 18, 2018
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website publisher wrote crude and cruel commentary about a Montana woman who's now suing him, but he doesn't have to be nice to be protected by the free-speech provisions of the U.S. Constitution, the publisher's attorney wrote Friday.

Attorney Marc Randazza made his comments in a court filing objecting to a federal magistrate judge's recommendation to proceed with Tanya Gersh's lawsuit against The Daily Stormer website publisher, Andrew Anglin.

Andrew Anglin is the publisher of The Daily Stormer.
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An attorney for the Whitefish woman suing a neo-Nazi website publisher says a trial date has been set for early 2019. This after a federal magistrate judge today concluded that Andrew Anglin could be held liable for the conduct of readers who carried out an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against Tanya Gersh's family.

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On Tuesday a federal judge in Missoula heard arguments on whether a neo-Nazi website writer has the First Amendment right to unleash a “troll storm” of anti-Semitic and threatening messages against a Whitefish Jewish woman and her family.

WNYC recently aired an episode called, "Face The Racist Nation," which takes a deep dive into what the news media often get wrong about white supremacists, and what those errors expose about the broader challenge of confronting racism in America.
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On a recent episode of  WNYC’s show On The Media, Producer Jesse Brenneman, in partnership with The Guardian, looked at how journalists often struggle and fail while covering white supremacist groups. Brenneman, who’s from Kalispell, talked those challenges over with MTPR’s Flathead Valley Reporter Nicky Ouellet.

Neo-Nazi Site Founder Asks Court To Toss Whitefish 'Troll Storm' Suit

Dec 1, 2017

A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana real estate agent and her family.

Lawyers for The Daily Stormer's founder, Andrew Anglin, argued in a court filing Thursday that the First Amendment protects his posts calling for a "troll storm" against Tanya Gersh. Everything Anglin wrote about Gersh was "political speech," his lawyers said.

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