we conclude that the Secretary’s latest designation complied with the governing statute and all constitutional requirements. We therefore deny the petition for review.
On July 9, 2004, US Appeals Court rejected for the fourth time request of NCRI (one of the aliases of Mojahedin-e Khalq) to review its designation by State Department as a foreign terrorist organization. That court has published full report of the case in its website.
In part of the report, we read:
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Argued April 2, 2004 Decided July 9, 2004
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE OF IRAN,
DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND
COLIN L. POWELL, SECRETARY OF STATE,
On Petition for Review of Orders of the Department of State
Paul F. Enzinna argued the cause and filed the briefs for petitioner. Martin D. Minsker entered an appearance.
Douglas Letter, Litigation Counsel, U.S. Department of
Justice, argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General.
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Before: HENDERSON, GARLAND, and ROBERTS, Circuit
Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge ROBERTS.
ROBERTS, Circuit Judge: This is the fourth in a series of related cases concerning the biennial designations by the Secretary of State of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)1 and its aliases as a foreign terrorist organization
…After reviewing NCRI’s arguments, the entirety of the administrative record, and certain classified materials appended to that record, we conclude that the Secretary’s latest designation complied with the governing statute and all constitutional requirements. We therefore deny the petition for review.
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