Thursday, January 26, 2006

A Long Walk

A US appeals court ruled against EFF co-founder, John Gilmore, after suing Southwest and United Airlines for not allowing him to board their flights without showing identification. While the right to travel is protected, Judge Paez wrote, "The Constitution does not guarantee the right to travel by any particular form of transportation." Another similar incident occurred last year. Deborah Davis of Arvada, CO was taken off a Regional Transportation District bus, handcuffed and ticketed for refusing to show identification when federal officers boarded the bus and asking for ID.

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