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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

German court ruled Nazi symbols may be used to protest extremism
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On March 15, 2007, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that Nazi symbols may be used to protest extremism, so long as the anti-Nazi meaning of such protest was immediately apparent. The ruling overturned an earlier decision from the state court at Stuttgart, which had asserted that allowing the use of swastikas in "fashion articles" risked making them "socially acceptable."


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