Apr 20, 2006

Would-be Lawyer Bill White Loses Another One

NSM's Bill White playing lawyer in Toledo on December 9, 2005

(Lansing, MI) The National Socialist Movement, defended by wannabe Nazi attorney Bill White, lost in their attempts to get a judge to declare security measures for the April 22 rally illegal.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Paula Manderfield will allow police to use chain-link security fencing and metal detectors to separate Nazis and protesters at the Saturday rally.

Today's outcome is not unlike White's earlier efforts in Toledo to represent himself and the NSM in court. While an intelligent person, White continues to waste the time and money of himself, the NSM and the courts in these ill-conceived media events disguised as court proceedings.

Then again, perhaps it is only the publicity tht Bill White craves, and in that case he has achieved a smidgen of success.


Lisa Renee said...

It's too bad that the downtown businesses in Lansing will have to suffer thru this. A few of them are understandably upset at the loss of their Saturday income due to the closing off of part of the city to car traffic.

Name withheld to protect the guilty said...


This is kind of off topic, but have you ever heard of Godwin's Law? I mention it because it seems we may see a lot Nazi mentions, depending on your coverage of Lansing:

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

historymike said...

Agreed, Lisa. The hidden costs of these publicity stunts may be as great or greater than the surface costs.

Hilarious, NWTPG. I was previously unfamiliar with the concept, but it does find a lot of applications. Ad hominem attacks, and irrelevant appeals to emotion, using Hitlerian and Nazi examples are far too frequently utilized in arguments these days.

Dariush said...

There's a related law, and I forget the exact name of it, which states that the first party in an argument (or "flame war") to call the other one "Hitler" or "nazi", automatically loses the argument.

Hooda Thunkit said...

Lansing will survive this "inconveiience" and forget about it soon enough.

Unfortunately, the NSM will learn nothing from this though.

Their inability to comprehend or learn is perhaps their most "endearing" quality...

Apparently the retro gene that makes one an NSM/Nazi, also thickens the skull bones ;-)


liberal_dem said...

Seems that Bill White likes bit part acting: Hitler, Skin Head, CEo and now lawyer.

Such talent.

Such a dope on a rope.