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Mar 17, 2014 10:23 PM by Associated Press

Plaintiffs: no-fly list deprives due process right

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Thirteen people say their placement on the U.S. government's no-fly list deprives them of their due process rights, while lawyers defending the government say explaining such placement would endanger national security.

In August, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown's rejected the government's assertion that people on the no-fly list can travel by other means.

She asked the government for more information about its redress procedure to help her determine whether it satisfied due process requirements for the plaintiffs.

Government lawyers in federal court on Monday cautioned Brown not to write new rules if she decides that the system is unfair.

Plaintiffs' attorneys argued that the process is inherently unfair by refusing to tell people what evidence put them on the list and shutting them out of the appeals process.

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