Karamah and The Constitution Project Present a panel lecture on: Constitutional Pitfalls of Material Support Laws

David Cole, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Co-Chair, The Constitution Project Liberty and Security Committee; Argued Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project case on material support in U.S. Supreme Court
Kay Guinane, Program Manager, Charity and Security Network
Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Founder and Chair, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; Professor, TC Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond
Moderator: Sharon Bradford Franklin, Senior Counsel, The Constitution Project

Despite being powerful tools for bringing individuals who support terrorism to justice, US material support laws sweep too broadly and threaten to undermine constitutionally protected rights. The laws threaten First Amendment rights, and the lack of due process protections allows the government to designate groups as “foreign terrorist organizations” without providing evidence or a chance for the group to respond. Furthermore, many are concerned that US material support laws have disproportionately targeted Muslims and Muslim organizations.

During this panel discussion, experts from Karamah, The Constitution Project, and the Charity & Security Network will speak about the impact of these material support laws. To find out more about this and other lectures click here.

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(202) 234-7302 or
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