Thursday, August 23, 2007

Anonymous Airline Passengers Dropped From Imams' Civil Rights Suit

Now that a new federal law grants immunity from suit to individuals who, in good faith, report on suspicious activities of fellow airline passengers, a group of imams who are plaintiffs in a Minnesota case yesterday dismissed the "John Doe" passenger defendants from their lawsuit. (Dismissal Notice.) The Beckett Fund yesterday issued a release setting out its involvement in demanding that the plaintiffs drop the passengers as defendants in the civil rights suit alleging that six imams were wrongfully removed from a U.S. Airways flight last November.