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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 09:25 AM

Lawyers challenge U.S. 'no fly' list in federal court in Oregon

Source: Reuters

Lawyers challenge U.S. 'no fly' list in federal court in Oregon

By Teresa Carson
PORTLAND, Oregon | Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:37pm EDT

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Oregon grilled Justice Department lawyers on Friday over the government's secretive "no-fly" list, questioning whether those banned from commercial air travel for suspected links to terrorism have any realistic avenue for appeal.

Government attorneys sought to defend the policy as lawyers for 13 Muslim Americans were branded with the no-fly status argued in court that their clients were denied any effective means of petitioning the government for removal from the list.

The group includes four U.S. military veterans, including a former member of the Air Force who has been separated for three years from his wife, who is stuck in Ireland with visa troubles.

The plaintiffs, who deny any links to terrorism, say they only learned of their no-fly status when they arrived at the airport and were blocked from boarding a commercial flight. They said they received no notice before or after the fact.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/22/us-usa-courts-nofly-idUSBRE95L00U20130622

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gopiscrap Aug 2013 #1

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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:49 PM

1. yeah the government has used this as a control tool

for way too long...I have known several who were on it for political reasons only (myself included for 14 days)

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