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Holder, Attorney General v. Humanitarian Law Project (docket #: 08-1498) (2009)

Argument Date 02/23/2010
Note The case was heard along with Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder (docket #: 09-89). Transcript of oral arguments
IssueWhether 18 U.S.C. 2339B(a)(1), which prohibits the knowing provision of "any ... service, ... training, [or] expert advice or assistance," to a designated foreign terrorist organization, is unconstitutionally vague; Whether the criminal prohibitions in 18 U.S.C. § 2339B(a)(1) on the provision of "expert advice or assistance" "derived from scientific [or] technical" knowledge and "personnel" are unconstitutional with respect to speech that furthers only lawful, nonviolent activities of proscribed organizations.
Certiorari Granted 09/30/2009
Lower Court 9th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling Free speech claim sustained.
For Petitioner
Cert. Petition ( (SCOTUSblog)

Petitioner's Reply (SCOTUSblog)

For Respondent
Brief in Opposition (SCOTUSblog)

For Amicus
Brief amici curiae of James J. Carey, et al. (SCOTUSblog)

Opinion - Lower Court
Humanitarinal Law Project v. Mukasey (9th Cir., 2009)

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