CHICAGO (AP)- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's dismissal of a charge that an avowed Virginia white supremacist used his website to urge others to harm a juror.
In Monday's ruling, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said William White's website post falls outside the protection of the First Amendment.
In 2008, the Roanoke, Va., man published the name, photograph, home address and phone number of a juror on his website, which is no longer operating. The juror had been foreman of a jury that convicted another white supremacist of soliciting the murder of a federal judge.
The case was sent back to U.S. District Court.
White is now serving time in federal prison in Beckley, W.Va., for using his website, e-mail and telephone to harass strangers.