February 28 2018

The Forward: David Duke to judge: I won't hand over my Charlottesville emails

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(Feb. 28, 2018)—The Forward reported on former KKK grand wizard David Duke's attempt to block a subpoena for documents related to the violence in Charlottesville last August. News editor Helen Chernikoff writes: 

[Plaintiffs] are not suing Duke himself, but as part of the suit, they are demanding communications regarding the violence, financial support for the rally and meetings between him and other white supremacists. Duke, who is representing himself, is refusing on the grounds that the request would subject him to “undue burden and expense.”

Lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Roberta Kaplan, responded: 

“Whatever burden he now claims does not outweigh my clients’ right to relevant information in Mr. Duke’s possession that relate to the defendants’ conspiracy to commit racially-motivated violence.”

The full article can be read on The Forward's website. For more information on the case, Sines v. Kessler, visit the Charlottesville case page.