On November 17, 2009, the German Federal Constitutional Court announced that it had upheld legislation prohibiting public support and justification of the Nazi regime. The ruling, made earlier that month, meant that neo-Nazis continued to be forbidden from assembling for the purposes of of approving, glorifying or justifying the Nazi regime. Violations are punishable by up to three years in prison. The German constitution prohibits the state from banning a specific opinion, but the court distinguished this ruling based on the special circumstances.
Learn more about the legal repercussions of the Nazi regime from the JURIST news archive.
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