[...] the numbers disclosed by the government show submissions have snowballed. In fiscal 2009, which ended Sept. 30, 2009, 227,932 names were nominated to the database. In fiscal 2010, which includes the months after the attempted Christmas bombing, nominations rose to 250,847. In fiscal 2012, they increased to 336,712, and in fiscal 2013 — the most recent year provided — nominations jumped to 468,749.
The government disclosed the figures in a civil lawsuit out of Virginia challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list.
At a hearing Friday, government lawyers urged a judge to dismiss the case, claiming state secrets will be exposed if the case proceeds.
U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga issued no immediate ruling but expressed deep skepticism of the government's motion.
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The state secrets revealed will indicate we have a paranoid government who is scared of NASCAR fans, Christians, Republicans, whistle blowers and anybody else that's NOT sucking down the stupid that this admin effortlessly emanates.
Like the IRS scandal, I'm curious as to how many "terrorists" lol ... statuses have come about due to political opposition against the Democrats.
I understand why they want this kept secret, all the more reason to drag this unlawful, Peter Pan, let play spies, scourge under the microscope. The real terry wrists are in DC making these unlawful policies.
Funny, to watch the snakes squirm and cry States secrets when it's more then apparent they are the ones breaking the law.
Breaking the law is terrorism. It does not take a PHD to sort out petty, stupid, and illegal.