Domestic Terrorism: Should Congress Create New Federal Crimes?


Add to My Calendar Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:00pm


The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have warned for some time of ongoing domestic terrorism threats from right-wing radical extremist groups. The events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, brought the issue to the forefront of national security discourse. While many federal criminal statutes could apply to such threats when acts of violence occur, no federal statute criminalizes support for or involvement with "domestic terrorism" in the same way as foreign terrorism. Join the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law's National Security and Civil Rights Program for a very distinguished panel of national experts discussing whether a new federal domestic terrorism statute and/or Domestic Intelligence Agency are necessary and appropriate responses, considering the risks they would present to civil liberties.

Register for the panel discussion here.

Mary McCord, Legal Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Diala Shamas, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Adam Goldman, Investigative Reporter, New York Times

Last modified 

February 18, 2021