Terrorism, Civil Rights and the No-Fly List

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The latest version of al Qaeda's underwear bomb has revealed technology that could defeat airport scanners maintained by the TSA and re-focused attention on the No-Fly List, kept by the FBI since 2003. It includes some 500 American citizens who can't find out why they're on the list or how to get off it. We talk to a former Marine who, like 14 others who've gone to court, says he has no terrorist ties and that the FBI won't confront him with evidence or tell him how to appeal. Is airborne terrorism so dangerous that it justifies suspension of Constitutional rights?

Credits

Guests:
Ibraheim "Abe" Mashal - plaintiff in the ACLU's no-fly list case, Hina Shamsi - American Civil Liberties Union - @hinashamsi, Paul Rosenzweig - Red Branch Consulting - @RosenzweigP, Bruce Hoffman - Visiting Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations - @hoffman_bruce

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis, Anna Scott