“I am going to go to prison,” the actor Shia LaBeouf said during a livestream of the Grammy Awards broadcast in June.
“I’m going to get out and I’m going have to tell the truth, because this is about power and this is not about freedom.”
“We’re talking about a system that’s rigged,” the “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” star continued.
“It’s about the power of the people and the power they have.”
The outspoken actor and director was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to overturn a Trump administration regulation that prevents people convicted of terrorism from buying products from retailers that have received at least $25 million in government subsidies.
The decision comes on the heels of a decision by a federal judge to allow a New York-based nonprofit called the Justice Department to sell products from a Muslim-American grocery chain in exchange for an $18 million federal grant.
The Trump administration claimed that the sale violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a ban on government-sponsored boycotts.
The New York Daily News reported that the Justice department argued that the store’s owners had not discriminated against anyone and that the order was “justified by a concern about the health of the community.”
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, a George W. Bush appointee, could have a significant impact on retailers who are facing a flood of lawsuits, which have grown to $1.4 billion in the last year.
The Department of Justice, which is the lead agency in enforcing the Obama-era rule, announced in May that it would not challenge Hanen’s ruling.
The Supreme Court has yet to issue a ruling on the issue.
The ruling could also have an impact on Amazon.
The e-commerce giant, which has faced criticism over its handling of a sexual harassment lawsuit, is still awaiting the outcome of a similar lawsuit filed by a California woman.
Amazon said that it was “evaluating our options,” and that it did not intend to appeal the decision.