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Government's Secretive "No-Fly List" Regime Crumbling, says ACLU Marking the first major victory against the U.S. government's secretive 'No Fly List' on Friday, seven people who challenged their ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 94 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 07:22 AM PDT with 152 Recommends
The U.S. government, namely the Obama administration, is quite upset with a federal judge for requiring an in camera review of State Secrets documents in the case ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 01:24 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
by Matt Bors
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
“If everything is terrorism, then nothing is terrorism.” - David Gomez, former senior FBI special agent The fundamental problem with the War on Some Terror is that terrorism is whatever ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 04:42 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
They must notify you that you are on the list. They must provide justification for list placement. They must have a working process to challenge placement on the No Fly List. Court opinion PDF The ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 79 comments on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 02:44 PM PDT with 184 Recommends
Per the WaPo: Awais Sajjad, a lawful permanent U.S. resident living in the New York area, learned he was on the no-fly list in September 2012 after he tried to board a flight to Pakistan at John F. ...
by CanisMaximus
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 09:57 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . Here’s what the president said back in June 2013, while reassuring the ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 07:29 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The ACLU says that the country's secret terror watchlist has 875,000 names. The problem is that the evidence is collected in secret and there is no recourse for people on the watchlist to challenge ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 01:52 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Would the US Government executive branch abuse its state secrets privilege, abuse the classification of documents, and use its ability to prevent a foreign national's entry to the US to bar her ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 196 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:23 AM PST with 120 Recommends
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that flying is a constitutionally-protected right, rejecting the U.S. government's argument that citizens placed upon the no-fly list are not deprived of any ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 83 comments on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM PDT with 220 Recommends
America is a wonderful place where everyone is caring, competent, conscientious and above average. America's law enforcement agencies have never gotten the wrong guy . A mistaken identity arrest ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 433 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:59 AM PDT with 403 Recommends
My brother has always tickled us with his sense of humor, with the things he plucks out with his unique, very intelligent perspective. He told us once of a National Enquirer-type story he saw in the ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 129 comments on Wed May 16, 2012 at 07:00 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
Quite a few people have written me asking about the (not so) new airline travel regulations in Canada. Many of the headlines scream about the fact that Transpeople will not be allowed to fly.
by rserven
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Shortly after taking office, President Obama announced he'd close CIA prisons and end abusive interrogations of terrorism suspects by U.S. officials. But the Obama administration has notably ...
by Daphne Eviatar Human Rights 1st
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 02:01 PM PST with 17 Recommends
The Bush Administration could not have done these things worse. Interpol and CIA track 25,000,000 known-risk identities. Ashcroft and Gonzo let the FBI track 400,000 of them. -- TSA's pre-flight ...
by vets74
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 07:36 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Far Right propaganda would have us believe that President Obama is no better than his predecessor. -- "New guy, old guy... the same thing." So how did George Bush handle the blunders that ...
by vets74
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 07:39 PM PST with 4 Recommends
To the people who knew him best, it was obvious for months that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab-- "the underwear bomber"-- was going to be a problem. His father did the right thing, he alerted ...
by timj
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Dec 27, 2009 at 10:31 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Vice President Dick Cheney is reported to have set forth the " One Percent Doctrine " following the 9-11 attacks. ...
by Shadan7
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 08:32 AM PST with 8 Recommends
A thought experiment for you: Consider, if you will, at what point the absurdity of " security theatre " crosses the line from the merely ...
by Shadan7
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 07:43 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I've got to give credit where credit's due. CNN.com has front-paged a story about Erich Scherfen, a pilot who honorably ...
by desert red
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 10:15 AM PDT with 30 Recommends