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The Legal Irrelevance of the IRGC 13224 Designation

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Foreign Relations, International Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on The Legal Irrelevance of the IRGC 13224 Designation

By: Sam Cutler On October 13, 2017, President Trump designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organization pursuant to Executive Order 13224. E.O. 13224, signed in the aftermath of September 11th, authorizes the State and Treasury departments to designate individuals and entities involved in acts of international terrorism, […]

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Easy Money?: The Department of the Treasury's Fight Against Hezbollah in the Americas

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Economy / Trade, Featured, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on Easy Money?: The Department of the Treasury's Fight Against Hezbollah in the Americas

Hezbollah has attained elite status as a globe-spanning and thoroughly modern terrorist organization through its ruthlessness, efficiency and the strategic planning capabilities of a Fortune 500 company. Just in recent years, Hezbollah has won seats in Lebanon’s cabinet and parliament, fought the Israeli Defense Force to a standstill, and maintained their status as a serious […]

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Cyber Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and terrorist financing

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Economy / Trade, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on Cyber Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and terrorist financing

Anti-money laundering laws have traditionally served the purpose of eliminating the profits for he commission of crimes. After September 11th, 2001, the focus of anti-money laundering laws expanded to include the funding of terrorist organizations, and multiple reforms to the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws generally, were enacted with the passage of the […]

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Free Speech or Terrorist Supporter? Prosecuting Terrorism through the Material Support Statutes: April 5th

By   /  March 31, 2012  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, First Amendment, News & Events  /  Comments Off on Free Speech or Terrorist Supporter? Prosecuting Terrorism through the Material Support Statutes: April 5th

The National Security Law Brief’s Annual Symposium will include a panel of academic and practicing experts in terrorism prosecutions, who will discuss the efficacy, increased use, potential problems, and legal foundations of the United States material support for terrorism statutes. The Symposium will be on Thursday, April 5 from 12 to 2:30 pm and will be […]

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"Material Support" too Vague?

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism  /  Comments Off on "Material Support" too Vague?

On Tuesday the court heard oral arguments in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project. The oral arguments (found here) addressed the following issues: 1) Whether 18 U.S.C. 2339B’s prohibition of  “any . . . service, . . .  training, [or] expert advice or assistance,” to a designated foreign terrorist organization, is unconstitutionally vague and 2) Whether the criminal […]

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