A recent Board of Immigration Appeals case concluded that a woman who was kidnapped and forced into labor for El Salvadoran guerrillas is a material supporter of terrorism and therefore ineligible for asylum.
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In a June 6th ruling, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed and remanded the case of a woman appealing an immigration judge's decision to deny her asylum application because of her provision of material support to guerillas in El Salvador. The woman was kidnapped by the guerillas and forced to cook and clean for them, as well as to undergo weapons training. The guerrillas also forced her to watch as her husband dug his own grave before being murdered.
This week's arrest of two Hezbollah/IJO agents might best be understood as one small part of a larger, complex policy framework that usually is glimpsed only through the lens of its diplomatic aspects.
A summary of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York's dismissal of two related complaints against Facebook for allowing "terrorist organizations ... to use its social media platform to further their aims."
Now that Donald Trump is president, talk of designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization is heating up. But there's a hitch: this would be illegal.
There are two big questions in these cases: Does CDA § 230 really mean that a social media company is categorically immune from liability for knowingly permitting terrorists to organize and plot on their platforms? And if not, what standard of causation does a plaintiff have to meet in order to hold a social media company liable for an attack by a terrorist group that does some of its organizing online?
CRS Report on "The Advocacy of Terrorism on the Internet: Freedom of Speech Issues and Material Support Statutes"
The Congressional Research Service has issued a new report on "The Advocacy of Terrorism on the Internet: Freedom of Speech Issues and Material Support Statutes."
With great respect for my friend Bobby, his recent post, Trump's Call for More Aggressive Material Support Prosecutions, overlooks the fact that Donald Trump’s views may well be shared by Secretary Clinton.
Trump's speech on terrorism implied that DOJ is not currently as aggressive as it might and should be when it comes to material support prosecutions. What baloney.
Twitter won a first round yesterday on the question of whether CDA § 230 immunizes the company against civil lawsuits over its provision of service to terrorist groups. Here's the decision from Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: