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Oral arguments begin in case against FBI's 'No Fly List'

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Passengers wait to clear security next to the newly opened TSA PreCheck lane which the Transportation Security Administration launched to cut down the time prescreened passengers need to stand in the traditional security line at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Oral arguments begin today in Portland as ACLU lawyers seek to challenge the FBI's "No Fly List," a list of people prohibited from boarding an airplane for security reasons.

The classified list has come under fire for several high profile mistakes, such as including the late Senator ted Kennedy.

Because the list is classified, those on it have no chance to clear their names, and many aren't aware they are even on the list until they are stopped at the airport.

Hina Shansi, Director of the ACLU's National Security Project, joins the show to discuss the ACLU's case.


Hina Shansi is Director of the ACLU's National Security Project.

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