‘Material support’ ban in terrorism law upheld

According to the U.S. government, PKK is responsible for more than 22,000 deaths since its campaign began in 1978.

“It is wholly foreseeable that the PKK could use the ‘specific skill[s]’ that plaintiffs propose to impart, as part of a broader strategy to promote terrorism,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “The PKK could, for example, pursue peaceful negotiation as a means of buying time to recover from short-term setbacks, lulling opponents into complacency, and ultimately preparing for renewed attacks.”

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Ben Conery is a member of the investigative team covering the Supreme Court and legal affairs. Prior to coming to The Washington Times in 2008, Mr. Conery covered criminal justice and legal affairs for daily newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He was a 2006 recipient of the New England Newspaper Association’s Publick Occurrences Award for a series of articles about ...

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