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Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Affidavit and Criminal Complaint Over Charlottesville Violence

On Oct. 23, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California unsealed an affidavit and criminal complaint against Robert Paul Rundo, the founder of the white supremacist group Rise Above Movement, and three other members of the organization. Rundo entered into Mexico two weeks ago and was brought back into the United States on Oct. 23, the New York Times reports.

Foreign Policy Essay

How Should the Trump Administration Respond to Right-Wing Extremism?

Editor’s Note: The neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville and the killing of a counter-protester highlighted to Americans what terrorism watchers have long known: Right-wing extremism in the United States is alive and dangerous. Trump's election appears to have invigorated the movement, and the attention given to Charlottesville may strengthen it even more. Assuming the president wants to fight this movementwhich for now, alas, is just an assumptionwhat should he do?

Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Charlottesville and the Problem of Donald Trump’s Constitution

It never meant much that in the statement he delivered from the White House about Charlottesville, President Trump trudged to a mike and checked the teleprompting box. He has always chosen to govern by the tweet: It is his authentic voice in communicating with “his” people. The first of his tweets could be assumed to be authoritative.

First Amendment

The First Amendment on the Grounds in Charlottesville

On Friday, Aug. 11, I traveled to Charlottesville, Va., to attend my co-clerk’s wedding. I was generally familiar with the controversy over the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue but was not aware that white supremacist demonstrations were scheduled for the weekend. After the rehearsal dinner wrapped, I drove back to the hotel along Main Street.

Domestic Terrorism

Two Blocks From the Culture War: A Local Perspective on Charlottesville

Robert E. Lee’s statue stands on 2nd Street NE in Charlottesville. I live two blocks away—in the same small redbrick Cape Cod where we have lived since 1999. For the last eighteen years, this house and the rest of our idyllic downtown have been my retreat—the place to which I have escaped, after one world event or another.

This weekend my retreat became the frontline in America’s culture war. And Saturday's event was different than any I’ve ever experienced.

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