Start America Tennessee judge rules that white nationalists aren’t responsible for state security costs

Tennessee judge rules that white nationalists aren’t responsible for state security costs

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NASHVILLE – A federal judge has ruled a white nationalist group isn’t responsible for covering the cost of hiring law enforcement officers or repairing damage done by protesters if the group hosts a conference at a state-owned facility in Tennessee.
In Nashville, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger cited First Amendment rights on Monday in favouring New Century Foundation and Samuel Jared Taylor against Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Director Michael Robertson.

Court documents say the group objected to a new requirement to cover security costs to ensure public safety and repair damages by others unaffiliated with their group, including protesters.