View Full Version : Judge Rebukes Federal Government in Court Battle Over No-Fly List

June 16th, 2004, 12:41 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the government is stonewalling attempts by the American Civil Liberties Union to acquire information about the government's secret no-fly list, which bars potential terrorists from boarding commercial flights.

The FBI, the Transportation Security Administration and other agencies have cited security concerns in not disclosing to the ACLU how two of its clients got on the list.

The ACLU sued on behalf of two peace activists who were wrongly detained at San Francisco International Airport because their names popped up on a secret no-fly database.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer has reviewed in private all the data the government has called sensitive and ordered it to further explain why certain documents are being left off the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act request.

"In many instances, the government has not come close to meeting its burden and, in some cases, has made frivolous claims of exemption," Breyer ruled.

TSA spokesman Nico Melendez declined to comment on the judge's ruling, saying the agency does not discuss pending litigation.


America needs to get our government undercontrol, because we are no longer the ones the government is serving. The government is For the people and by the people. We are the ones they report to, not the other way around.

June 16th, 2004, 01:30 AM
The fact this is in San Francisco isn't surprising at all. :hehehe:

June 16th, 2004, 09:11 AM
I'm probably on that list, and so are you...