Pervasive Surveillance Tactics Have Haunted Muslim Americans For Years

December 16, 2020

...In 2013, the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Clinic of CUNY School of Law filed a complaint, later joined by the Center For Constitutional Rights, aimed at removing the men from the no-fly list. They were finally removed from the list a few years later, but a trial court dismissed their suit in 2015 despite their lawyers arguing that the FBI’s retaliation had resulted in irrevocable damages. In 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit revived the case, noting that the men could bring their claims for damages under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ...

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