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Alan Kabat, Partner, Bernabei & Kabat
Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Program
After 9/11, passage of the PATRIOT Act and issuance of Executive Order 13224, the U.S. Treasury Department listed nine U.S. charities as supporters of terrorism. This shut them down by freezing funds, seizing property and records and making it illegal for any U.S. person to engage in transactions with them without a license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Appeal rights are limited, but in 2009 and 2011, in two different cases, federal courts ruled that the process Treasury used for listing charities was unconstitutional, violating due process and search and seizure rights. Although Treasury did not change its procedures after these cases, it also has not shut down a U.S. charity since early 2009. However, Islamaphobic groups continually call on Treasury to shut down charities.
This webinar will review the current state of the law on terrorist designations, how U.S. charities may be impacted and how the appeal process works.