Lawsuit against Neo-Nazi site's founder clears legal hurdle

A federal magistrate judge has concluded that a neo-Nazi website publisher's travels outside the U.S. don't warrant dismissal of a lawsuit over an anti-Semitic online trolling campaign he orchestrated against a Montana family.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch's order Wednesday says there is sufficient evidence that The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew Anglin, was legally "domiciled" in Ohio when Montana real estate agent Tanya Gersh sued him last April.

Anglin's lawyers argued the court doesn't have jurisdiction over the case — and therefore must dismiss it — because they claim Anglin is "not a citizen of any state."

Lynch's recommended findings aren't a final ruling on Anglin's request to dismiss the case.

Gersh claims anonymous internet trolls bombarded her family with hateful and threatening messages after Anglin published their personal information.