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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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A Remarkable Month for the Justice Department and Terrorism-Related Prosecutions

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 2:34 PM

October has been good to the Justice Department , with a remarkable number of arrests, convictions, and sentences in terrorism-related cases over the past two weeks.  This pattern of success tends to undermine claims that DOJ is ineffective or fumbling in its terrorism-related prosecutorial efforts.  To be fair, we don’t hear that line of criticism . . .
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