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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.

A Whitefish woman is suing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an online anti-Semitic campaign against her family.

Tanya Gersh says Andrew Anglin used his Daily Stormer website, which uses a mailing address in Worthington, Ohio, to encourage readers to target her family with a barrage of online harassment:

Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute and editor of Radix Journal, an alt-right publication is a part-time Whitefish resident.
Courtesy National Policy Institute

The federal government has revoked the tax-exempt status of a group run by white nationalist Richard Spencer. Spencer says the IRS incorrectly listed his white-supremacy think tank, the National Policy Institute, as not having to file certain tax forms normally required of nonprofits.

Whitefish, MT rail depot.
Flickr user Roy Luck (CC-BY-2)

The neo-Nazi website proposing an armed march through Whitefish on Martin Luther King Day now says it's postponing its planned demonstration, after failing to submit a complete event permit application earlier this week.

People gathered in Whitefish's Depot Park for a "Love Not Hate" Rally Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Nicky Ouellet

City managers in Whitefish say they’ve received an application for a special event permit from a neo-Nazi website. But, it’s incomplete.

A few weeks ago, the Daily Stormer proposed an armed march against Jewish families and businesses in Whitefish in January.

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