Judge rules against NC man who says lynching ‘threat’ to Muslim candidate is ‘free speech’

A federal appeals court ruled this week that a North Carolina man must face trial after he allegedly threatened a Muslim candidate with lynching. Attorneys for Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, argued that charges against their client should be dropped on the grounds of freedom of speech, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Vandevere is charged … Continue reading Judge rules against NC man who says lynching ‘threat’ to Muslim candidate is ‘free speech’