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1 socrets  Fri, Aug 30, 2013 6:55:30pm

I can see it. If the Constitution protects the right to interstate travel, I can see it protecting the right to air travel. Personally, I’m interested in seeing how the 5 conservative SCOTUS justices will strike that down.

2 EiMitch  Fri, Aug 30, 2013 7:59:28pm
The decision puts in jeopardy the use of the current ‘No Fly’ list because the government does not even inform citizens their names are being added, much less give them an opportunity to contest their inclusion.

Due process is a valid argument. But I say it’s not the only one. The “no fly list” is pretty goddam derpy in the first place for at least a few reasons:

1 - The list apparently contains only names and no physical descriptions such as “date of birth.” Parents with hand-held infants have been barred from boarding because said infants happen to have the same names as people on the list. Come to think of it, does the list even include middle names? And are TSA agents trained to wedge their heads tightly up their own asses?

2 - All a terrorist has to do to beat the list and get on board is use fake IDs. Seriously, thats all. And they probably won’t even have to do that, because…

3 - There seems to be no rhyme or reason to how names end-up on this list. Failed underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab didn’t make the list, despite being ratted-out by his old man months in advance. But someone who did make the list was the wife of a UK government agent who figured (correctly, I hate to admit) that divorce would be more expensive than playing dirty to keep her from coming home.

The entire “no fly list” system is irreparably stupid. It needs to be thrown out entirely and replaced from whole cloth by somebody who actually has a clue. In other words, not any agent nor administrator of the TSA.


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