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The Fifteenth Annual Supreme Court Review Conference
October 16, 2010
Professor Bruce Miller
Western New England College School of Law
Propaganda as Compelling Interest and Fundamental Right
- Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, 130 S. Ct. 2705 (2010) (upholding, against First
Amendment challenge, federal criminal statute that prohibits, as material support for terrorist
activity, training of members of a group designated by the Secretary of State as a Foreign
Terrorist Organization on the peaceful uses of humanitarian and international law).
- Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 130 S. Ct. 876 (2010) (invalidating,
as an abridgement of core political speech rights protected by the First Amendment, federal
statutory limits on independent expenditures by corporations and unions made for the
specific purpose of advocating the election or defeat of candidates for political office).
Sponsored by the Law School's Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs