ILLEGAL FREEZING OF ACCOUNTS
AND RESTRICTIONS TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY
- November, 2006
Federal judge in Los Angeles rules that provisions of an anti-terrorism order issued by President George W. Bush after September 11 are unconstitutional.
"In her ruling, Collins said the order is unconstitutional because there is 'no apparent limit' on presidential authority to designate groups or individuals as terrorists. In addition, the judge ruled, language banning those 'otherwise associated' with such groups is 'unconstitutionally vague on its face.' Collins rejected a number of other claims by the plaintiffs, however, including that the order's definition of a terrorist group is too vague." (Federal District Judge Ruling) (Washington Post, November 28,2006)