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Judge: No-fly list violated constitutional rights

Judge: No-fly list violated constitutional rights

NO-FLY ZONE:It's the nation's first ruling to label the no-fly list redress procedures unconstitutional. Photo: clipart.com

NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government violated the rights of 13 people on its no-fly list by depriving them of their constitutional right to travel, and gave them no adequate way to challenge their placement on the list.

It’s the nation’s first ruling to label the no-fly list redress procedures unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown’s decision handed down Tuesday says the procedure offered to people to remove themselves from the list fails to give travelers a meaningful mechanism to challenge their placement.

Thirteen people challenged their placement on the list in 2010, including four military veterans.

Initially, Brown said she couldn’t rule on the case. In 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision and sent the case back to her.

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