Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Procedures for Terrorist ‘Watchlist’ Unconstitutional, Court Rules

By Jacob Schulz
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:13 PM

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database program, commonly referred to as the terrorist "watchlist," does not provide "constitutionally adequate" process for Americans included in the database. The Court instructed both sides to submit briefs about what they each view as the appropriate relief. The ruling can be found here.