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Ban on terror-group training upheld

Appeals court alters earlier ruling after Congress revises law. A federal appeals court reversed course Tuesday and allowed the Bush administration to enforce a law that makes it a crime to provide personnel or training to organizations that the United States classifies as terrorist. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco had ruled a year ago that the law, originally passed in 1996, was unconstitutionally vague and would allow prosecution of people who innocently aid such groups. But in Tuesday’s order, an 11-judge panel noted that the newly signed national intelligence law included sections tightening some of the language challenged in the case. Full Story

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