Court backs airport ID checks

Friday, 27 January 2006, 12:49 PM EST

Airlines and the U.S. government have the right to keep passengers from boarding planes if they refuse to show personal identification, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday.

John Gilmore, co-founder of online civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, sued after Southwest and United Airlines in 2002 both did not allow him on board their flights when he refused to show any ID.

At Wired.

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