U.S. judge rules against government in no-fly challenge
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that a woman challenging her inclusion on the federal no-fly list was not afforded sufficient due process in her attempt to clear her name, and ordered U.S. authorities to tell her whether she is currently barred from air travel.
The ruling came from U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco in a case brought by Rahinah Ibrahim, a Malaysian citizen.
The U.S. no-fly policy excludes individuals from commercial air travel if they are suspected of having ties to terrorism, but critics say it is practically impossible to be removed from the list once on it.
(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Chris Reese)
- Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
- Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel |
- Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile
- TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47 |
- South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand