American Muslims Sue FBI for Allegedly Placing Them on No Fly List After They Refused to Become Informants

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:53 am

A lawsuit brought on behalf of four American Muslim men has been filed against the FBI for allegedly punishing them by placing them on the No Fly List when they refused to become informants and spy on American Muslim communities. The case, Tanvir v. Holder, was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and [...]

ACLU: The US’ ‘Massive Watchlisting System’ Is Ultra-Secretive but Enough Is Known to Legally Challenge It

By: Friday March 14, 2014 5:20 pm

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union highlights the “massive watchlisting system” in the United States, which “risks stigmatizing hundreds of thousands of people, including American citizens, as “known or suspected terrorists.” The report outlines what is known about a system based on “secret standards and secret evidence, without a meaningful process to [...]

Was It Really ‘Human Error’ That Had a Malaysian Doctoral Student Put on the No Fly List?

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 10:24 am

In recent weeks, it has been learned that a Malaysian doctoral student, who was twice granted a visa from the United States to study and obtain degrees  architecture, including a Ph. D, had her due process rights violated when she was placed on the no-fly list. She never posed a threat to the US, something [...]

Judge Grants Relief to Woman Wrongly Included on ‘No Fly’ List—But Government Wants to Keep Secret

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 7:06 pm

A district court judge has issued an order which grants relief to a woman who was incorrectly included on the United States government’s “No Fly” list and had been denied due process when seeking to correct this mistake. However, the government would like the judge’s order to be kept secret. The case involves Dr. Rahinah [...]

State Department Denied Visa for Doctor to Attend Her Own Trial Challenging ‘No Fly’ List—Twice

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 5:16 pm

A significant challenge to the constitutionality of the Department of Homeland Security’s “No Fly” list has been ongoing in San Francisco, California, in a trial before a district court judge this week. The lawsuit alleges Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim, a Malaysian who twice obtained a visa from the United States to study and obtain degrees in [...]

ACLU Seeks Judgment on Whether US Government’s Secret No-Fly List Violates Due Process Rights

By: Monday March 25, 2013 5:22 pm

In a what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) considers a “first of its kind” lawsuit, the ACLU has filed a motion seeking a ruling from a federal district court in Oregon on the constitutionality of the United States government’s secret No-Fly list. The ACLU argues the list violates citizens’ Fifth Amendment right to due [...]

No-Fly List Challenge Can Be Heard by Court, Judge Rules

By: Friday July 27, 2012 7:25 pm

The Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals reversed a ruling on July 26 that now allows the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) lawsuit against the heads of the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) to go forward. The court remanded it to the US District Court [...]

ACLU Presses on With Challenge to US No-Fly List

By: Friday May 11, 2012 5:21 pm

For the past two years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been challenging the US government’s No-Fly List. It has raised objection to the secrecy surrounding the list and the fact that people, who are on the list, are typically not told why their name is on the list. The government also does not [...]

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