Charges dismissed against alleged white supremacists

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed charges against three alleged members of a white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies last year.

Judge Cormac J. Carney said Monday that the charges were brought under a rarely used law that unconstitutionally regulates free speech.

The Los Angeles judge threw out charges of conspiracy to commit rioting and travel or use of commerce with intent to riot against Robert Rundo, Robert Boman, and Aaron Eason.

Prosecutors say the men participated in hand-to-hand combat training and then traveled to rallies to attack demonstrators at gatherings in Huntington Beach, Berkeley and San Bernardino.

Prosecutors say the three were members of the militant Rise Above Movement, a group described in the indictment as militant white supremacists.

Another group member previously pleaded guilty.

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