Terrorism, Civil Rights and the No-Fly List

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Underwear bombs are just one example of why the FBI has maintained the No-Fly List in instituted in 2003. But it includes some 500 American citizens who can't find out why they're on the list or how to get off it. On this archived edition of To the Point, first broadcast on May 15, we talk about that with a former Marine. Like 14 others who've gone to court, he says he has no terrorist ties and that the FBI won't present 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