July 31, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Airlines for America (A4A) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) have filed a petition in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, asking the court to review an Interim Final Rule promulgated by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). The petition alleges that in the rule... ...[read more]
August 11, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On August 11, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia refused to grant a temporary injunction allowing concealed firearms in non-secure areas of the Atlanta International Airport. Gun ownership advocacy group GeorgiaCarry.org (GCO) and state Representative Tim ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Jamie Reese
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday reinstated a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). The appeals court, without deciding on the merits of the case, decided the case ...[read more]
May 12, 2012
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Friday from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which is appealing a dismissal of a challenge over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Association (TSA). The lower court dismissed the case claiming that the ...[read more]
August 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 18, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that those placed on the government's "no-fly list" can challenge their inclusion on the list in federal district courts. The issue came before the court in a case brought by a woman on the list, in which a district court had ...[read more]
July 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge to the full-body scans conducted at airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The appeals court held that the use of full body scanners, also known as ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Texas legislature on Monday passed a pair of bills that criminalize enhanced airport security pat-downs if they involve touching a passenger's "private" areas. The Texas House of Representatives passed HB 41 while the Senate simultaneously passed SB 29, both seeking to reduce "groping" during ...[read more]
April 22, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
A group of more than 30 privacy and civil liberty groups on Wednesday asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend the full body scanner program being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The petition states that use of the full body scanner program is an ...[read more]
January 5, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Civil rights groups on Monday opposed stricter screening procedures for passengers entering the US from 14 countries, calling the measures unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called on the US government to adhere to longstanding standards of individualized suspicion and... ...[read more]
January 10, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Nusrat Jahan Choudhury: A year and a half after the American Civil Liberties Union and New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Raed Jarrar, the defendants- two Transportation Security Administration officials and JetBlue Airways- agreed to pay him $240,000 to set... ...[read more]

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