Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Government In 'No Fly List' Case

By | May 20, 2024

Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a man's lawsuit challenging his placement on the federal government's "No Fly List" can proceed, finding that the government did not prove the case was moot after removing him from the list. 

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Yonas Fikre, a U.S. citizen, claimed the FBI unlawfully placed him on the list and pressured him to become an informant.

Court rejected

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While the government argued Fikre's removal meant the case was moot, the Court rejected this view, allowing the merits of the allegations to be examined in lower courts.