Seven plaintiffs in no-fly list lawsuit cleared to fly

Seven people who filed a lawsuit challenging their placement on the government’s no-fly list have been cleared to fly.

The six men and one woman were part of a lawsuit filed in 2010 on behalf of 13 people challenging their inclusion on the list.

A federal judge in Portland ordered the government to notify the plaintiffs of their no-fly status by Friday.

In the coming months, the six who remain on the list will be told why and be given a chance to challenge those reasons.

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The government long maintained it could not tell anyone whether they were on the list or provide a reason why. In June, Judge Anna Brown struck that down as unconstitutional.

The government announced in August it would revamp the appeals process.

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