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Suit: White nationalists, militias in Charlottesville were illegal paramilitaries who must be banned

Out-of-state militia members would be barred from returning to Virginia if a new lawsuit stemming from the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this August succeeds.

“Our complaint shows that there are legal tools available to ensure that the streets do not become battlefields for those who organize and engage in paramilitary activity,” attorney Mary McCord of the Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) said in a release about the suit. “Virginia law clearly reflects the American tradition that private armies are anathema to a well-organized society.” …

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