Greenbelt, Md: Released on bail

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was allegedly planning a white supremacist attack is entitled to be released before his trial, a federal magistrate ruled last week. Christopher Hasson was arrested in February on weapons and drug charges, but prosecutors have not charged Hasson with terrorism. Hasson, a self-described white nationalist, was arrested after authorities seized his arsenal of 15 firearms, 1,000-plus rounds of ammunition, and tactical gear. Authorities say he’d created a spreadsheet hit list of prominent Democrats, Supreme Court justices, media personalities, and social media executives. He allegedly searched on his computer for justices’ home addresses and whether they were “protected,” drafting an email that said he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth.” Hasson’s attorney argues such drafts amount to “private thoughts,” not chargeable offenses.