In her story "Authorities Cite Plan by 3 Men to Aid ISIS," New York Times reporter Jess Bidgood quotes our legal director Matthew Segal:

"Matthew Segal, the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, said that while 'conspiracy to murder is a terrible, serious crime,' prosecutors have 'larded' their case with allegations about the defendants’ beliefs.

'This strategy creates a real risk that juries will convict people not because of their violent actions or plans, but instead because of their offensive ideologies,' Mr. Segal said."


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