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Guilty Plea in al Shabaab Case in New York

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 6:05 PM

[Update: Ben Weiser’s coverage in the Times points out that real benefit of the plea for Ahmed of course was to avoid the firearms charge, which entailed a thirty year minimum.  Ben also confirms that Judge Castel had not yet ruled on the suppression motion, and in fact pointed out during the hearing that the . . .
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Al Shabaab Commander Turned Cooperating Witness?

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Monday, May 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

An important story from Ben Weiser at the New York Times, from this morning, describes an interesting new development in the prosecution of Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed–a case that receives little attention, but is in fact quite important.  Ahmed is an Eritrean citizen and Swedish resident, arrested in Nigeria in 2009 on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.  . . .
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Judge Rejects Extraterritoriality Objection in Terrorism Prosecution

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM

One of the interesting things about 18 USC 2339B (the 1996 material support law) and 18 USC 2339D (the prohibition on receipt of military-type training from designated foreign terrorist organizations) is that they extend, in theory, to noncitizens whose conduct occurs entirely outside the United States. Last week, Judge Castel (SDNY) held that the 5th Amendment . . .
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