Department of Homeland Security

Judge Rejects Federal Effort to Stop No-Fly List Lawsuit

"State secrets" claim fails to get it dismissed.


A judge has rejected the federal government's effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list on the grounds that the lawsuit would expose state secrets.

In a ruling issued Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, Judge Anthony Trenga said that while he might allow certain evidence to be kept out of trial, he would not shut down the entire lawsuit.