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Rockwell Pays Fine for Anti-semitic Rallies, Stages Another Racist Meeting

September 21, 1961
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George Lincoln Rockwell, commander of the American Nazi Party, today ended a 14-month legal battle, by paying a $100 fine for disorderly conduct at two anti-Semitic rallies in Washington last summer. After paying the fine, the Nazis, led by Rockwell, staged an anti-Semitic rally in Judiciary Square here, just outside the Federal Court building.

On August 30, 1960, Municipal Court Judge Mildred Reeves found Rockwell guilty of disorderly conduct in two cases. She levied concurrent sentences of $100 or 30 days in jail.

Rockwell appealed, but the sentence was upheld by the Municipal Court of the Appeals. Last Wednesday the higher court notified the Municipal Court of its decision, and the lower court ordered Rockwell to pay the fine or go to jail.

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