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Citizenship and Terrorism

Julian Sanchez makes a case, which seems pretty persuasive, against Senator Lieberman’s idea of stripping citizenship from the likes of Shahzad: “Lieberman wants to assure us that suspects would have a right to challenge the revocation of their citizenship in a court — a civilian court, one hopes. Except giving material support to a foreign terror groups is, in fact, a crime. If there’s enough evidence to persuade a court of law that someone is a member of such a group — congratulations, there’s enough evidence to convict them in the civilian system as well!”

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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