Footnotes (19)



Treason's Return

Kristen Eichensehr

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, No. 229, 2007

On October 11, 2006, the Department of Justice indicted Adam Gadahn on charges of treason and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Because Gadahn's alleged crimes consist solely of participating in propaganda videos, his case strongly resembles the last wave of treason prosecutions of American civilians, many of which involved citizens who served as propagandists for Germany and Japan during World War II. In those prosecutions, the government employed an "aid and comfort" theory of treason; today, that theory raises First Amendment problems. Instead, the government should prosecute Gadahn under the "levying war" prong of the Treason Clause on the basis of his participation in a campaign of psychological warfare against the United States.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Treason, Propaganda, Gadahn

Open PDF in Browser Download This Paper

Date posted: June 22, 2008  

Suggested Citation

Eichensehr, Kristen, Treason's Return. Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, No. 229, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148834

Contact Information

Kristen Eichensehr (Contact Author)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )
385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States
Feedback to SSRN

Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,163
Downloads: 146
Download Rank: 137,149
Footnotes:  19

© 2015 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo5 in 0.344 seconds