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Virginia’s House Adopts Bill Revoking Charter of American Nazi Party

Virginia’s House of Delegates last night passed and sent to the State Senate a bill revoking the charter of George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party. The vote was 45 to 37.

However, the measure, which bars the use of the words “Nazi” or “National Socialist” in the charter name of any group, is not expected to put an end to Rockwell’s activities. It leaves open the possibility–raised by the bill’s sponsor. Harrison Mann, of Arlington–that the group can apply for a new charter under a new name.

Another Arlington delegate, Katherine Stone, told delegates Just before last night’s voting that the Rockwell group “will not go underground.”