Weekly Newspaper in North Carolina Sues KKK Over Hate Leaflets

The Greensboro News and Record reports that the Rhinoceros Times -- a conservative alternative newspaper printed weekly in Greensboro and Charlotte -- is suing the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan because the KKK have been distributing racist leaflets within the Rhinoceros Times and throwing them on people's lawns. The Rhino Times claims that the KKK is committing an unfair and deceptive trade practice by distributing its leaflets in this manner because the public gets the incorrect impression that the Rhino Times supports the KKK's anti-Semitic and racist principles.

The KKK defended the way its leaflets are distributed, saying that no newspaper has perpetual ownership of its product and that, over time, anyone with copies can do with them as they please.

The News and Record also reports that one expert said that, to his knowledge, no court has ruled on the legality of the KKK's distribution method and that the Rhino lawsuit may establish a precedent.