Press Reports


Spokesman-Review – Octover 27, 2000 Judge refuses Butler’s request for new trial
$6.3 million judgment against Aryan Nations stands
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – October 24, 2000 Richard Butler said to have left the property he lost in lawsuit
Spokesman-Review – October 17, 2000 Neighbors fear Butler moving inSandpoint supremacist buys Hayden home for ousted Aryan
Spokesman-Review – October 5, 2000 Butler withdraws his appeal
Action kept sheriff’s deputies from beginning to seize property at Aryan Nations compound
Spokane.Net – September 23, 2000 Butler to give up Aryans’ home in Hayden Lake
Supremacist will deed property to Keenans if new trial is denied
Spokane.Net – September 16, 2000 Verdict a resounding victory against racism
“Jury speaks for all who refuse to be labeled and defined by the beliefs of Richard Butler and the Aryan Nations Church … Butler wasn’t the only one on trial. Our entire community was on trial. This citizen jury drew a line in the sand and spoke out for the people. Essentially what the jury said is, “We don’t have to put up with him any more.” The day after the award was made, Butler was denied service at his favorite restaurant.”
Spokane.Net – September 14, 2000 Butler writes his own appeal
Action temporarily halts seizure of Aryan assets
Spokane.Net – September 13, 2000 Writ signed to seize Aryan Nations assets Sheriff allowed to post guard `to make sure nothing leaves’
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 12, 2000 Aryan Nations’ Leader Says It ‘Isn’t Over’
CNN – September 7, 2000 Jury finds against Aryan Nations for $6.3 million
Sydney Morning Herald – September 5, 2000 Court ruling leaves neo-Nazi group open to financial ruin
Coeur d’Alene Press – September 2, 2000 Judge says Butler can be held liable for guards’ assault
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – September 2, 2000 Aryan Nations leader denies knowing about guards’ shooting
MSNBC – 1 September, 2000 Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler testifies
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – August 31, 2000 “Says he was drunk when woman, son were shot at”
Associated Press – August 31, 2000 “One of two men convicted of assaulting a woman and her son outside the headquarters of the Aryan Nations denied being a member of the white supremacist group Thursday during testimony…”
ABC – August 30, 2000 Coverup Alleged: Civil Suit Against Aryan Nations Enters Third Day in Idaho
Spokane.Net – August 30, 2000 Aryans stroll through courthouse
Spokane.Net – August 30, 2000 Ex-guard tells of firebomb
Coeur d’Alene Press – August 30, 2000 Aryan describes plot to burn business
Spokane.Net – August 29, 2000 Butler tries to suppress testimony
Spokane.Net – August 29, 2000 Security tight in Coeur d’Alene for opening of Ayran trial
Spokane.Net – August 28, 2000 Aryan-busting trial starts today
Spokane.Net – August 27, 2000 It’s justice time for Aryan Nations
Spokane.Net – August 26, 2000 Trial will create courthouse congestion
Spokane.Net – August 23, 2000 Attorney battling Aryans is used to winning
MSNBC News – February 18, 2000 Man on a mission sues Aryan Nations


Wired – August 11, 1999 Net Group Stalks LA Gunman
The Oregonian – January 27, 1999 Suit aims to bankrupt Aryan Nations
Southern Poverty Law Center – January 25, 1999 Statement of Claim – Various Defendents vrs. Aryan Nations