The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) petitioned for rehearing en banc on May 14, 2021 a three judge panel decision before the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the panel unanimously ruled against CAIR's legal challenge to the Terror Watchlist.
Florida Family Association responded with four email alerts that asked thousands of people to send emails to all of the judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The email prepared for sending to the judges stated: I respectfully urge you not to give terrorists an advantage at the expense of the safety of American lives by affirming specific rules or unprecedented relief that may not work and could help terrorists in Anas Elhady v. Charles Kable. Requiring Government procedures for seeking redress for an individual’s alleged placement on the Terror Screening Database that go beyond what is necessary to satisfy Due Process could result in incorrect watchlist placement and jeopardize public safety.
The court issued the following order on May 28, 2021: The petition for rehearing en banc was circulated to the full court. No judge requested a poll under Fed. R. App. P. 35. The court denies the petition for rehearing en banc.
Not even one judge wanted to reconsider CAIR’s ludicrous challenge.
CAIR sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on April 5, 2016 on behalf of 23 Muslims. The lawsuit challenged the validity of the Terror Screening Database (TSDB), the official name for the Terror Watchlist that is used by law enforcement and the private sector to protect millions of Americans and the citizens of several other countries from terrorism.
Florida Family Association launched several online campaigns that encouraged Judge Trenga to make national security the priority in this case.
US District Judge Anthony Trenga issued a ruling on December 27, 2019 that VALIDATED the Department of Homeland Security Terror Screening Database (TSDB) and did NOT extend his September 4, 2019 order to give relief to unnamed plaintiffs including more than a million non-Americans on the list. While the judge did not rule the entire list unconstitutional he did order DHS to refine its procedures to comply with his standard of “due process” for adding and removing names to the TSDB.
The Department of Homeland Security appealed Judge Trenga’s ruling and order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign that encouraged the appellate court three judge panel to make national security the priority in this case.
On March 30, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its Order and Opinion which reversed the district court judge's ruling and granted the United States motion to dismiss. CAIR appealed the three judge panel’s ruling to the full Fourth Circuit Court.
Florida Family Association launched an online campaign for people to send emails to urge all of the judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to make public safety and national security the priority in Anas Elhady v. Charles Kable.
Thank you for supporting the fourteen email alerts that Florida Family Association sent out regarding CAIR’s challenge to the United States Terror Watchlist that asked you to send emails to the U.S. District Court, 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ three judge panel and the all of the judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Your emails made a difference.