Steve Chapman on the Absurdity of the No-Fly List


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The "right to travel" is not just a pleasant notion; it's a constitutional guarantee. Although it's not mentioned in the text, the Supreme Court has long treated it as thunderously obvious. In 1900, it said that "the right to remove from one place to another according to inclination is an attribute of personal liberty" firmly "secured by the Fourteenth Amendment and by other provisions of the Constitution." The document also guarantees the right of due process, which, writes Steve Chapman, those on the no-fly list can only dream about.