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Submission + - US Government Fights to Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

An anonymous reader writes: In August 6, U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered the federal government "to explain why the government places U.S. citizens who haven't been convicted of any violent crimes on its no-fly database". Unsurprisingly, the federal government objects to the order, once more claiming that to divulge their no-fly list criteria would expose state secrets and thus pose a national security threat. When the judge said that he would read the material privately, the government insisted that reading the material "would not assist the Court in deciding the pending Motion to Dismiss (PDF) because it is not an appropriate means to test the scope of the assertion of the State Secrets privilege". The federal government has until September 7 to comply with the judge's order unless the judge is swayed by the government's objection.
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US Government Fights to Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

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