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January 24, 2002
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An attempt by the German government to ban a far-right party hit a legal snag. Last year, in a move supported by both houses of Parliament, the government asked the country’s highest court to consider banning the National Democratic Party, which recruits its members from skinhead groups around Germany. But on Tuesday, the Federal Constitutional Court said it was postponing a hearing set for Feb. 5 because it had learned that one of the most vocal members of the party had worked as an informant for Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.

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