Free Speech and Terrorism
"The Supreme Court's ruling that advising terrorist groups to pursue their goals peacefully is 'material support' of their violent activities is wrongheaded," says an L.A. Times editorial. "Disregarding the dictionary as well as the Constitution, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that advising foreign terrorist groups to pursue their objectives peacefully amounts to 'material support' of their violent activities. The 6-3 ruling blurs a distinction that Congress needs to sharpen in the interest of free speech. The ruling is a defeat for two groups of activists that want to engage in so-called peace building."