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Judge moves toward final ruling on CAIR lawsuit that challenges the validity of the terror watch list.

Judge orders United States to show CAIR list of 1,400 entities that have access to terror watch list.


Click here to send your email to urge District Judge Anthony J Trenga and Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson to make public safety and national security the priority over CAIR’s push for political correctness in Elhady et al v. Piehota et al.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) sued the Department of Homeland Security, Terrorist Screening Center, National Counterterrorism Center, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Customs and Border Protection on April 5, 2016.  The lawsuit challenges the validity of the Terror Screening Database, the official name for the terror watch list that is used by law enforcement and the private sector to protect hundreds of millions of Americans from terrorism.

Discovery in this lawsuit revealed that the federal government shared the Terror Screening Database with 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.  CAIR demanded to know the names of these entities and what they are doing with the information.   

Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson issued the following order on February 22, 2019.
  
ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion to compel is granted in part. Defendants shall provide a supplemental response to plaintiffs by Friday, March 1, 2019. Counsel for plaintiffs shall have the opportunity to view the list of private entity names at a government facility by Monday, February 25, 2019. It is further

ORDERED that the motion for summary judgment briefing schedule is modified. Any motions for summary judgment shall be filed by Monday, March 11, 2019, any response briefs shall be filed by Monday, March 25, 2019, and any reply briefs shall be filed by Monday, April 1, 2019. This order does not affect the date of the hearing before the District Judge on the motions for summary judgment, which remains scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019.

CAIR was allowed to view the list of 1,400 entities that have access to the Terror Screening Database on February 25, 2019.  No telling how CAIR will publicly respond to these entities.

CAIR complains that their associates are on the Terror Screening Database.  However, many Council on American Islamic Relations' officials have been sentenced to prison and/or deported for supporting terrorism.  CAIR leaders have proclaimed support for Hamas and Islamic imperialism over the United States and the United States Constitution.  Council on American Islamic Relations leaders have defended terrorists.   This Floridafamily.org article provides many reasons to be suspicious of CAIR. 

Now that the judge has ordered both sides to submit motions for summary judgement, this lawsuit which challenges the validity of a major tool used by law enforcement and the private sector to protect millions of Americans from terrorism is close to a final ruling.

Both District Judge Anthony J Trenga and Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson preside over this lawsuit.  

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to urge District Judge Anthony J Trenga and Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson to make public safety and national security the priority over CAIR’s push for political correctness in Elhady et al v. Piehota et al Case No. 1:16-cv-00375-AJT-JFA.

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Click here to send your email to urge District Judge Anthony J Trenga and Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson to make public safety and national security the priority over CAIR’s push for political correctness in Elhady et al v. Piehota et al.

Contact information:

Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse
401 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
District Judge Anthony J Trenga
anthony_trenga@vaed.uscourts.gov

Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson
john_anderson@vaed.uscourts.gov


Author: ffa   20190225   Category: CAIR, counterterrorism  FFA: on
Tags: Counterterrorism
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