Suit Over Search on Domestic Delta Flight Advances

A Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta on Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) – Civil rights attorneys applauded a federal judge Friday for refusing to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of subjecting passengers on a domestic Delta Airlines to an illegal search. “We don’t live in a show-me-your-papers society,” Hugh Handeyside, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project, said in a statement. “Our clients look forward to getting their day in court and holding the administration accountable when it ignores the Constitution and federal law.” The American Civil Liberties Union and Covington & Burling filed the lawsuit here last year in Brooklyn, about six months after agents U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents required passengers on a Delta flight from San Francisco to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to show identification before they could deplane.

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