that Obama & Co. think should be sufficient to take away a basic enumerated right(not to mention prevent you from flying):
A hearing in federal court Tuesday has apparently marked the conclusion of a drawn-out, costly, and, to use the judge’s own term, “Kafkaesque” legal battle over the government no-fly list. Malaysian college professor Rahinah Ibrahim sued the government back in 2006, after Dr. Ibrahim’s name mistakenly ended up on a federal government no-fly list.
Last month, US District Judge William Alsup ruled that Ibrahim must be removed from the government's various watchlists. At Tuesday's hearing, a Department of Justice lawyer said that the government did not intend to appeal the ruling. The ruling in Ibrahim v. DHS calls into question the government's administration of its controversial no-fly list as well as other terrorist watch lists, but it leaves no clear roadmap for other people wrongly placed on such lists.
This garbage we're supposed to trust? Really?
But Ibrahim's case, as just one of hundreds of thousands of individuals
who have been placed on such lists, shows the system's opacity. First,
the only surefire way to even determine if one is on such a list in the
US is to attempt to board a flight and be denied. Even after that
happens, when a denied person inquires about his or her status, the
likely response will be that the government “can neither confirm nor deny” the placement on such lists.
From the ACLU:
The 'redress' procedures the US government provides for those who have
been wrongly or mistakenly included on a watchlist are wholly
inadequate. Even after people know the government has placed them on a
watchlist... the government's official policy is to refuse to confirm or
deny watchlist status. Nor is there any meaningful way to contest one's
designation as a potential terrorist and ensure that the US
government... removes or corrects inadequate records. The result is that
innocent people can languish on the watchlists indefinitely, without
Get the feeling that a bunch of bureaucrats and agents in various 'security' places need to be beaten with clubs?
But according to Obama & Co., having rights stripped away based on this is just fine.