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WGBH | “A Guilty Verdict in the Terror Trial of Tarek Mehanna” by Jared Bowen

“A guilty verdict in the terror trial of Tarek Mehanna” by Jared Bowen Dec. 20, 2011 On Tuesday, a jury found 29-year-old Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury guilty of seven counts of terrorism. What does Mehanna‚Äôs verdict mean for the war on terror? Attorney Harvey Silverglate and George Brown of Boston College Law School join Jared. […]

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ACLU | “Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security” by Christopher Ott

Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security Submitted by Online Coordinator on Tue, 12/20/2011 – 14:31 First Amendment National Security Decision today threatens writers and journalists, academic researchers, translators, and even ordinary web surfers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 20, 2011 CONTACT: Christopher Ott, Communications Director, 617-482-3170 x322, cott@aclum.org BOSTON — The following statement […]

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The Jury Box Blog: Can Tarek Mehanna Take the Fifth… and the First? by Edward P. Schawrtz

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 Can Tarek Mehanna Take the Fifth… and the First? The Protected Free Speech Defense The terrorism trial of Tarek Mehanna has been going on in Federal District Court in Boston for about a month now. (Find my prior blog posts on the trial here.) Jay Carney, Jr., and the rest of […]

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The Atlantic — Politics — “Ceding Liberty to Terror: Senate Votes Against Due-Process Rights” by Conor Friedersdorf

Ceding Liberty to Terror: Senate Votes Against Due-Process Rights By CONOR FRIEDERSDORF DEC 2 2011, 11:17 AM ET Asked to deny presidential authority to indefinitely detain Americans without charges or a trial, they declined, citing the threat of al-Qaeda. Is it lawful for the president to order any American held indefinitely as a terrorist, without […]

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Witness: Terror suspect Tarek Mehanna suspected there was a spy among his friends – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

Witness: Terror suspect Tarek Mehanna suspected there was a spy among his friends 11/08/2011 3:20 PM By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff After being approached by FBI agents investigating his activities, alleged terror supporter Tarek Mehanna in 2006 apparently began to suspect that one of his friends was a government informant, an agent testified today […]

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