Proper Read of Material Support Laws Remains in Dispute

  • February 24, 2011

TCP and KARAMAH hosted a videotaped  panel lecture on February 24, 2011 entitled, Constitutional Pitfalls of Material Support Laws. Senior Counsel Sharon Bradford Franklin moderated the panel, which included David Cole, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and co-chair of TCP’s Liberty and Security Committee; Kay Guinane, Program Manager, Charity and Security Network; and Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri, the Chair of KARAMAH and a member of the Liberty and Security Committee.

TCP has long expressed concerns that U.S. material support laws sweep too broadly and threaten First Amendment rights and allow the government to designate groups as “foreign terrorist organizations‚Ä̬†without providing evidence or a chance for the group to respond.

Event webcast by chapter

Part One  (Introduction: Virginia Sloan, Mason C. Clutter) Part Four  (Steven A. Engel)
Part Two  (Jonathan Hafetz) Part Five  (Eugene R. Fidell)
Part Three  (Hon. James Robertson) Part Six  (Nancy Soderberg)
Part Seven (Q&A)
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