ACLU Seeks Judgment on Whether US Government’s Secret No-Fly List Violates Due Process Rights

By: Monday March 25, 2013 3:36 pm

In a what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) considers a “first of its kind” lawsuit, the ACLU has filed a motion seeking a ruling from a federal district court in Oregon on the constitutionality of the United States government’s secret No-Fly list. The ACLU argues the list violates citizens’ Fifth Amendment right to due process.

The ACLU represents fifteen citizens and lawful residents, who were prohibited from flying to and from the United States. They were not informed of why they were being put on the list and were given no chance to clear their names.


How Coverage of Obama’s Role in Drone Executions Provokes Liberal Outrage

By: Sunday June 3, 2012 6:45 am

This morning, Chris Hayes did a segment on his show that examined President Barack Obama’s reported “kill list,” whether the number of civilians being killed by drones is being hidden from the American public, and whether the program is, in fact, legal as the Obama administration claims. The segment aired just days after a major story by the New York Times on the “kill list” catapulted US drone policy into the national conversation. It also was one of the few segments that MSNBC aired on the Obama administration’s drone program all week.

Colonel Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, Hina Shamsi from the ACLU’s National Security Project, Jeremy Scahill of The Nation magazine and Josh Treviño of the Texas Public Policy Foundation appeared on the program for the discussion.

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