No-Fly Lists: Rational but Not Right

The no-fly list may be a grim necessity of the times, but its design must be consistent with American values. 
You get to the front of the line, and then they tell you that you can't fly.

In the hoopla surrounding the closing days of the U.S. Supreme Court's term, it would be easy to overlook the decision this week by a federal judge in Oregon ordering the government to make it easier for travelers to challenge their inclusion on the no-fly list. At a time when sharply growing numbers of Americans tell pollsters that they are feeling less safe from terrorist attacks, the ruling provides a useful reminder of the limits on government power to assuage our fears.

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