Charlottesville votes to join lawsuit over deadly rally

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 13, 2017

Just Security readers may find of interest the lawsuit that my colleagues and I at Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, alongside local counsel, filed this morning in Charlottesville, Virginia, on behalf of the City, homeowners' associations, and local businesses.

A lawsuit is now filed in federal court against Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler and other white nationalists who attended the rally, including Richard Spencer.

"Virginia law clearly reflects the American tradition that private armies are anathema to a well-organized society", ICAP senior litigator Mary McCord said in a statement.

The complaint alleges that the white nationalist groups "came to Charlottesville to fight", and were organized "not "as individuals" exercising their Second Amendment rights to self-defense, but 'as members of a fighting force'".

The complaint seeks to prevent defendants from returning to Charlottesville for another protest. But several armed groups with certain political allegiances were seen engaging in combat or taking defense positions in and around Emancipation Park, where the August 12 Unite the Right rally was supposed to take place, and Justice Park, where a counter-demonstration had been organized.

The complaint names more than a dozen individuals and organizations as defendants, including the Pennsylvania and NY chapters of the Light Foot Militia, the Virginia Minutemen Militia, Redneck Revolt and the Socialist Rifle Association.

One woman was killed and dozens more were injured when a vehicle plowed through a group of counter-protestors at the rally.

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