ADL to Supreme Court: Uphold anti-terror law

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Supreme Court to uphold an anti-terrorism law prohibiting material support or resources to foreign terrorist organizations.

The ADL submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the court in Holder, et al. v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al., which argues that all activities of terrorist organizations are inextricably linked and thus prohibiting material support for such organizations is constitutional.

An appeals court has ruled that the terms "training," "expert advice or assistance," and "services" in the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 are unconstitutionally vague.

"There is no inalienable right to provide resources to a foreign terrorist organization," said ADL national director Abraham Foxman in a statement. "Those that knowingly do so are facilitating terrorism and must be held accountable.”

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