DOJ won't confirm airline passenger ID rules

In papers filed with the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Justice Department has refused to confirm or deny whether federal regulations exist requiring people to show ID before boarding an airplane, saying that air-travel security initiatives are a matter of national security and should not be available for public inspection.

The DOJ court filing comes in John Gilmore's appeal of a district court dismissal of his lawsuit, which argues that the ID requirement violates his right to freely assemble. AP has more. Gilmore has set up a website which provides background and case materials.

 

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