According to ACLU National Security Project director Hina Shamsi, “The standards for inclusion on the No Fly List are unconstitutionally vague, and innocent people are blacklisted without a fair process to correct government error.”
If there is a time to adhere to our principles of constitutional due process, it’s when we’re reacting to horrific attacks. As emotions run high, procedural protections help us keep our wits—and our liberties.
Forget about the gun issue for a minute.
Should we allow association, religious belief, or some other combination of non-criminal factors to sever a constitutionally protected right? Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the government argued that the No Fly List requires “predictive judgments about individuals who may pose threats to civil aviation and national security.”
That means the government takes actions…
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