High Court Upholds Anti-Terror Law

, The National Law Journal


In one of four decisions handed down today, the Supreme Court rejected a First Amendment challenge and ruled 6-3 in favor of a federal law making it a crime to knowingly provide "material support" to designated foreign terrorist organizations. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority that the law is not unconstitutionally vague, but he offered some criticism of the government's position, saying it had gone "too far" by claiming that only conduct, not speech, was involved in the litigation.

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