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Brains considered harmful Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:06 am
Could anyone who does not posess knowledge, information or material "likely to be of use to terrorists" please raise their hands? That way the rest of us can be safely shipped off to de-education camps while those remaining compete for places on Big Brother

From: zotz
Date: November 23rd, 2007 - 01:25 pm (Link)
Seems clear enough to me. It's a phrase which is, as far as I can tell, well-defined in its technical use and seems to have been in use well before being used in this particular law. The fact that it doesn't have the exact meaning it would have in colloquial English is only a reflection of the fact that legalistics are rarely in entirely colloquial English. The same is true of the technical vocabulary of almost any field.