In the first such ruling of its kind, U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown in Portland said that “international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many, international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society.”Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We need to win it back from those who seek to deprive us of what is naturally ours.
Therefore, she said, the government must change its procedures to allow U.S. citizens who find themselves on the no-fly list to challenge the designation.
She ordered the government to come up with new procedures that protect citizens’ due-process rights without jeopardizing national security. Passengers must be given notice of their inclusion on the list and a rationale for the designation and be allowed to submit evidence to challenge it, Brown said.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A Good, Tiny Start
If the government actually complies with this judge's ruling, that would be a step in the right direction. Then we can start getting rid of the TSA-holes: