The trial of a New Jersey man who allegedly threatened on his Web site to assault and murder three judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been moved to Brooklyn federal court.
Defendant Hal Turner, a popular blogger known for posting vitriolic diatribes against gun control, immigration and abortion rights, published several entries advocating the deaths of Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, the prolific Judge Richard Posner and Senior Judge William Bauer, for their decision upholding the dismissals of several cases challenging handgun bans in and around Chicago.
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