An appeals court today overturned the decision of a federal judge who had released neo-Nazi leader Bill White on bond after setting several conditions. In making its decision, the three-member panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals characterized White as “a highly intelligent person apparently dedicated to having various persons killed,” according to the Roanoke Times. White was ordered back to jail last month when the government appealed Judge James Turk’s decision to grant White bail. Turk reached that decision after a psychiatrist testified that White didn’t pose an imminent threat to the community.
White, who founded the American National Socialist Workers Party, has been charged with threatening a newspaper columnist, a civil rights lawyer and others over the Internet and by phone. His trial is scheduled for Dec. 9 in Roanoke, Va., where he lives.