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  1. Spring Onion

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    News Alert: U.S. Supreme Court upholds anti-terror law
    10:48 AM EDT Monday, June 21, 2010
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    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has upheld a U.S. law that bars "material support" to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.

    The court ruled 6-3 Monday that the government may prohibit all forms of aid to designated terrorist groups, even if the support consists of training and advice about entirely peaceful and legal activities.

    Material support intended even for benign purposes can help a terrorist group in other ways, Chief Justice John Roberts said in his majority opinion.

    For more information, visit washingtonpost.com:
    U.S. high court upholds anti-terror law

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  2. Parashuram1

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    Excellent job by United States I must say. Human rights and free speech are only for those who behave like humans and not kill scores of innocent civilians around the world.

    But in any case, this was expected.
     
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    Being a student of Law I would be interested in the arguments presented in the court ...I hope this equally applies to white supremicist movements in US as well.
     
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    means Hamas!:undecided:
     
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    So for USA, a JuD running schools is as terrorist as the JuD that plans attacks in India...Thats calling spade a spade..
     
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    Sorry gang, I side with Justice Breyer on this. Even though I recognize the potential of the "peaceful" side of terror groups to breed more terrorists a la Animal Farm, violating the First Amendment is a no-no. The law, as drafted, is simply too broad. At the very least, some penalties should be regarded as civil, rather than criminal.
     
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    White supremacy doesn't lead to the deaths of thousands of people in 15+ countries around the world. It is equally militant in all the Western countries and we regard them equally barbaric. But the religion-themed extremism has crossed its limits. Now militants strike into the heartlands of Europe and Americas.

    Since you're a student of law, you'd also want to agree with me.