Contrary to a civil rights activist who filed suit, the court announced today that the federal law does NOT violate the First Amendment. From The NYT:
Of note: The decision was the court’s first ruling on the free speech and association rights of American citizens in the context of terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks.
“At bottom, plaintiffs simply disagree with the considered judgment of Congress and the executive that providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization — even seemingly benign support — bolsters the terrorist activities of that organization,” the chief justice wrote.
| Sara Shepherd