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Lawyer: Judges guided by 'hatred' of neo-Nazi

Friday - 10/26/2012, 4:37pm  ET

CHICAGO (AP) - The lawyer for a neo-Nazi says appellate judges in Chicago reinstated his client's conviction for soliciting a threat against a juror out of "hatred" rather than for sound legal reasons.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court's decision that William White's inflammatory postings on a website were protected by the First Amendment.

Attorney Nishay Sanan says the judges were guided by what he described as "hatred" toward White and his views. Sanan says he'd like to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court but White will make that decision.

The Roanoke, Va., man in 2008 posted the name, photograph, home address and phone numbers of the foreman of a jury that convicted another white supremacist of soliciting the murder of a federal judge.


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