Class Action Filed for 18 People, Including a Baby, on Terrorism Watchlist

HeadlineApr 08, 2016

In Virginia, the Council of American-Islamic Relations has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 18 people who have been placed on the U.S. government’s sweeping terrorism watchlist. The plaintiffs include a four-year-old child named “Baby Doe,” who has been on the watchlist since he was only seven months old. The suit accuses the government of “ensnaring individuals into an invisible web of consequences that are imposed indefinitely and without recourse as a result of the shockingly large federal watchlists.”

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