John Gilmore’s Airport ID SCotUS Challenge Fails

Thus ends — onen would think — Gilmore’s valiant effort to uncover a secret law. Read the article: The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge to the federal government’s policy of requiring airline passengers to show identification before they board flights, spurning arguments that the well-known but unpublished policy would lead to more secret …

John Gilmore on Taking ‘Secret Laws’ to SCotUS

What is a “secret law?” This question is the foundation of a cert petition filed (.pdf) with the U.S. Supreme Court recently. I spoke with John Gilmore on a drive from San Francisco to LA last week, and discussed the objectives and background of the case, which originated in 2002 as a challenge against the …

Airport ID Secret Law Redux

NPR’s Martin Kaste did an excellent piece on the ridiculous SSI (sensitive security information) that is the law requiring one show ID at an airport. Although he doesn’t mention John Gilmore, plaintiff in the case awaiting grant of certiori at Supreme Court by name, he thoroughly explains why this secret law is such a farce. …