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Could a Supreme Court ruling send an 80-year-old USC prof to prison?

The Supreme Court just ruled that human rights advocates can be prosecuted for advising members of a foreign group the U.S. declares to be a terrorist group - even if that advice is, "Stop fighting, sit down and talk."

Could this mean than an 80-year-old USC professor, a man who was a Freedom Rider in the 1960s south and got beaten in jail by white supremacists, could go to federal prison for giving legal advice to Kurds to help them sit down and negotiate their disputes with Turkey rather than pick up weapons?

I interviewed Ralph Fertig about the pending Supreme Court case for my Los Angeles Times column earlier this year. Here it is: Fertig interview

And you can hear Fertig's reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on my program today at 2:30 p.m.

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