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9th Circuit upholds part of federal anti-riot law in case against white supremacists

March 5, 2021


The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco on Thursday revived the prosecution of four white supremacists under a federal anti-riot law, even as it struck down some parts of the law for infringing protected speech.

The 9th Circuit decision allowed the Anti-Riot Act prosecution of members of the Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group, who were accused of traveling to California rallies where they attacked people.

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