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Reuters: Victory in fight against No fly list

LAX20,000 people are believed to be on the no fly list, a list of those linked to terrorism who are banned from flying

Today a federal court in Portland ruled the list violates constitutional rights because there is no meaningful way to get off the list, reports Reuters.

The ruling orders the government to come up with new procedures to challenge inclusion on the list. It is the result of a lawsuit filed by 13 Muslim Americans.

“For years, in the name of national security the government has argued for blanket secrecy and judicial deference to its profoundly unfair no-fly list procedures and those arguments have now been resoundingly rejected by the court,” Hina Shamsi, the ACLU’s national security project director, said.

But the government argues those on the list can appeal to the US Appeals Court.

You can read more about the judge’s ruling in Reuters.







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