National Security

Freedom of speech on trial



Carol Rose

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for Boston.com.

What do get when you take America's overly-broad conspiracy and material support laws and mix them with efforts by federal prosecutors to criminalize unpopular speech?

Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security


Decision today threatens writers and journalists, academic researchers, translators, and even ordinary web surfers.