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Former Louisiana State Representative David Duke arrives to give remarks after a white nationalist protest was declared an unlawful assembly, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) ORG XMIT: VARIT503

Shaban Athuman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke to turn over his emails, social media messages and other communications about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly last summer.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Wilkinson's order Thursday gives Duke until June 18 to turn over records. They've been requested by attorneys who sued far-right extremists who participated in the "Unite the Right" rally last August.

Duke isn't a defendant in the suit, but plaintiffs' attorneys served him with a subpoena for any communications he had with other white nationalists before and after the rally.

Duke argued the records requests are too broad and would impose "an undue burden and expense" on him. The magistrate disagreed, saying most of the requests are "narrowly drawn."