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Can the US Seize Would-Be Jihadis' Passports?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The idea of limiting an American citizen's travel proactively, on the assumption that she or he will end up fighting with ISIS based on documents or web postings, scrapes at liberty, even if the tools are there and it is legal to use them.

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Are you *sure* it couldn't happen to you?

Ryan Grim

Here's Why You're On The No-Fly List | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Intercept on Wednesday published the U.S. government's 166-page rulebook that guides the creation of its famous internal "terrorist ...

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Is Unconstitutional

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial fl...

Ashley Alman

Lawsuit Accuses FBI Of Using No-Fly List To Get American Muslims To Become Informants | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the FBI of using the no-fly list to coerce American Muslims into becoming law enforcement informants. Four ...

The Perversity of Profiling

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The Justice Department is considering revised racial profiling guidance that, if issued, could set back race relations and basic fairness in this country. We hope that it does not make that mistake.

How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Despite years of effort by the DOJ, Rahinah Ibrahim won her lawsuit. However, in our evolving post-Constitutional era, what that "victory" revealed should unnerve those who claim that if they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

Muslim Woman Challenges No-Fly List Ruling And Wins

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list” when a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Jan. 14) th...

Why One Man Says He Landed On The No-Fly List

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Is the FBI using its notorious no-fly list as a way to retaliate against Muslim Americans who refuse to spy for them? It might be, according to a new ...

Court Allows No-Fly List Challenge To Proceed

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit over the government's no-fly list can go forward in a lower court in Oreg...

U.S. Citizen Put on No-Fly List to Pressure Him Into Becoming FBI Informant

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Kevin Iraniha, a U.S. citizen, was boarding a flight home to San Diego from Costa Rica this Tuesday with his two brothers and father when he was informed that he is on a no-fly list.

Andrea Stone

Big Changes On No-Fly List | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. citizens and green card holders on the FBI's terror watch list has more than doubled since Christmas 2009, when the a...

WATCH: Muslims On No-Fly List Now Suing FBI, Pressured To Be Informants

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

Fifteen American Muslims, including four military veterans, are suing the federal government after discovering they were placed on the "no-fly" list. ...

Fighting The No-Fly List

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz Three California residents are among 15 plaintiffs preparing a renewed challenge t...

Alleged Shooter On US No-Fly List

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism official says the man suspected in the deaths of seven people in France was on the list of known or suspec...

Stanford Graduate Fights To Be Removed From No-Fly List

| Posted 04.15.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz The federal appeals court ruling last week on gay marriage in California o...

No-Fly List More Than Doubled In Past Year

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has more than doubled, to about 21,000 names, its secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from ...

US Citizen On No-Fly List Detained After Cruise To England

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel

McLEAN, Virginia — A man who traveled to England by boat because he thought he was on the no-fly list was detained Monday upon his arrival in Gr...

No FAA Bill? No-Fly List.

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress has chosen its priorities -- a month of paid vacation is more important to them than doing the work they have been hired to do. This is unacceptable.

Is Military Action in The Middle East the Best Allocation of Our Nation's Limited Resources?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

Once again, with the incursions in Libya, our nation is getting involved in military action in the Middle East. Although we are part of a coalition effort, as usual America is carrying out a large part of the action and at no small cost.

Marine Corps Veteran On No-Fly List After Reportedly Emailing Cleric For Parenting Advice

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the U.S. ramps up efforts to root out homegrown terrorism, hundreds of people who have fallen under suspicion are in a state of limbo: Many say the...

Choosing Not to Act Is to Act

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tihomir Kukolja

The rare opportunity for America to assert itself as a global leader is slipping through its fingers fast.

Obama Talks Human Rights to Chinese President as US is Accused of Proxy Detention

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Has the United States adopted a new policy of "proxy detention" of U.S. citizens by countries that engage in torture?

Aggressive FBI Interrogation of US Teen in Kuwait Raises Concerns

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Increasingly, it seems that Americans who've traveled to Yemen at some point have been detained abroad, where they're subjected not only to aggressive questioning by U.S. officials but also to brutality by the U.S. allies detaining them.