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Judge says 'no fly' list violates rights

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An Oregon judge says the U.S. ‘no fly’ list violates the constitutional rights of Muslim Americans. (Source: CNN) An Oregon judge says the U.S. ‘no fly’ list violates the constitutional rights of Muslim Americans. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – The U.S. government's "no fly" list violates constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown of Portland, OR says those on the list are deprived of a meaningful way to have their names removed.

Brown ordered the Justice Department to re-draft procedures "with the requisite due process" and without jeopardizing national security.

Thirteen plaintiffs, mostly Muslim Americans, challenged their inclusion on the list. They said they were not allowed to board flights and were not given any explanation.

They also said they were not given the chance to demonstrate they were not a threat to public safety.

The FBI created the "no fly" list after Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners.

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