A Federal judge ruled in favor of a woman who was barraged with racist, sexist, and threatening messages after a known white supremacist used his neo-Nazi website to encourage his followers to harass her.
Taylor Dumpson was awarded $700,000 against white supremacist Nazi Andrew Anglin who founded and publishes website the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi site.
In her decision, US District Judge Rosemary Collyer said:
Anglin’s actions “were racially motivated and intentionally resulted in a campaign of racial and gender harassment.”
“The extent of the troll storm was significant and Mr. Anglin, through the Daily Stormer, intended that result or was reckless in his actions.”
This ruling comes a day after a Montana judge entered a final order that Anglin pay $14 million to another woman he encouraged his followers to harass.
Hat tip to Lawyers for Good Government for this and their ongoing work which includes combating violent white supremacy. I am proud to say that I was among the first to join this group which pulled together organically and virtually overnight in the wake of the 2016 election, when “an army of more than 125,000 lawyers, law students, and activists rose up in defense of the values, principles, individuals, and communities that make America a truly great nation.” The initial response was mostly to the Muslim and refugee travel bans by Trump, which resulted in tens of thousands of attorneys showing up to this pro bono work!
“Our mission is to protect and strengthen democratic institutions, resist abuse of power and corruption, and defend the rights of those who suffer in the absence of good government.”
Traci Feit Love’s leadership – L4GG AND THE L4GG FOUNDATION
Traci Feit Love is a Harvard Law School graduate who practiced law at DLA Piper LLP before spending nearly a decade providing communications, digital marketing, and consulting services to law firms. After the 2016 election, she used social media to bring together and organize more than 125,000 lawyers interested in fighting for Constitutional, civil, and human rights. Traci founded L4GG and left her previous job to build L4GG and the L4GG Foundation on a full-time basis to help ensure that the energy, skills, and knowledge of tens of thousands of volunteer lawyers could be effectively leveraged in the fight for good government.
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