Holder v. Humanitarian Law Institute, to be argued Feb. 23, draws the Supreme Court back into the war on terrorism following its most recent ruling in 2008 in Boumedienne v. Bush. The material-support ban, which carries stiff criminal penalties for violators, has ignited sharply differing views across a wide range of groups, scholars and former government officials. But they nearly all agree it is now the "charge of choice" in federal prosecutors' fight against terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Justices Wade Back Into Terror Cases
The National Law Journal
February 16, 2010