One Strike Against No Fly List; More Scrutiny To Come

The Jurist reports: ‘A judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon ruled Wednesday that those placed on the U.S. government’s no-fly list have ‘a constitutionally-protected liberty interest in traveling internationally by air, which is affected by being placed on the No Fly List.’ The plaintiffs in the case are 13 U.S. citizens who were denied boarding on flights over U.S. airspace after January 2009.’

Judge Anna Brown hasn’t ruled on the constitutionality of the No Fly List yet, and has instructed the attorneys involved to present a roadmap for deciding the remaining issues. However, she has acknowledged that the No Fly List is a major burden to those on the list and they have the right to get that status reviewed.

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