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  •  Yeah, I guess we'll see (8+ / 0-)

    Scott Lively is charged in US Federal court with violating international laws.

    I'd give it almost no chance of success, except that the Ugandans are represented by Center for Constitutional Rights, a legal advocacy group who have scored big wins in the SCOTUS on behalf of Gitmo detainees, and have litigate other big cases.

    So they have good counsel. But still, it's hard and problematic to hold someone responsible for hateful speech, however effectively it is at it's goal to demagogue and demonize people.

    •  I guess no matter how it turns out (2+ / 0-)
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      it's a moral victory for us. Most thinking people look at what's happening in Uganda as unjust. I'm convinced of that. They can no longer claim a moral majority in this situation. Or at the very least the margin is razor thin.

    •  Lively's a busy boy in the US too (0+ / 0-)

      He any his followers have been sponsoring ethnic Russians from Latvia to emigrate to the US to serve as brownshirts. They've already killed one man in Sacramento CA. Of course our Scott isn't responsible if a few of his followers get a little out of hand.

      What the administration can do is revoke Lively's passport to send a message that this crap is not part of our foreign policy.

      “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” Lyndon Baines Johnson

      by spacecadet1 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:02:52 AM PST

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