May 25, 2010 - Would Proposed New Terror Laws Keep Americans Safe?

In the wake of the attempted Times Square car bombing in April and the arrest of a naturalized U.S. citizen suspected in the attack, government officials scrambled to propose new laws designed to make Americans safer. One proposal, the Terrorism Expatriation Act, would allow the State Department to strip the citizenship of any American suspected of providing material support to a terrorist. Would such an extreme measure be deemed Constitutional and more importantly, would it help protect Americans and deter terror attacks?

California Western Teaching Fellow Ryan Williams explores the purpose and the constitutionality of several new anti-terrorism proposals.


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Date: 5/25/2010