U.S. v. Mehanna, the First Amendment, and Material Support in the War on Terror

34 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2012  

Nikolas Abel

Boston College Law Review

Date Written: August 3, 2012

Abstract

This note examines the history of the right to free speech during wartime and the Material Support Statute in the War on Terror through the lens of the conviction of Tarek Mehanna. After examining the effect of the Material Support Statute on the right to free speech, this note will argue that a new incitement standard should be developed for speech which provides support for terrorism.

Keywords: law, First Amendment, free speech, War on Terror, material support, Tarek Mehanna

Suggested Citation

Abel, Nikolas, U.S. v. Mehanna, the First Amendment, and Material Support in the War on Terror (August 3, 2012). Boston College Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123407

Nikolas Abel (Contact Author)

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