posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 04:28 PM
a reply to: raedar
This is a big win for individual rights.
Often times, the government will avoid a trial if they know that they're violating the Constitution.
Thats exactly what they did with Dan McCall
. They tried to intimidate him into
cooperating. When he refused to back down and threatened to sue, they "settled" in order to avoid a trial because they knew what they were doing was
They must have thought that they could win this one.
a reply to: raedar
I've often worried I would be added to the no-fly list simply for the things I research and post about. I have a work trip with my VP coming
up and it has crossed my mind what in the world would I say to her if I was pulled from the line? I hate the feeling I get when I go to the airport
and avoid it as much as possible.
But what does this mean, scholars? Will it go away, finally???
You should be worried, we all should be. Why? Because you dont have to do anything wrong in order to be added to the no fly/terror watch list.
Will it go away? I doubt it. Once they enact something, its very difficult to undo. Not to mention the fact that they have access to unlimited tax
payer money which allows them to appeal indefinitely in hopes that they can bankrupt the citizen into submission.
It doesnt sound like the judge ruled against the list itself but against the lack of due process:
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling on a lawsuit filed in federal court in Oregon by 13 Muslim Americans who were branded with the no-fly
status, ordered the government to come up with new procedures that allow people on the no-fly list to challenge that designation.
The no-fly list, established in 2003 in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, bars those on it from flying within the United States or to and
from the country. As of last year, it included some 20,000 people...
Terrorist watch list hits 1 million
And thats from 2009, its obviously grown since then.
There was one other victory, a major one, but it barely got any mention in the corporate media:
First time ever: judge orders the removal of name from terror/government watch
edit on 24-6-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording