http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/opinion/terror-watch-lists-run-amok.html?_r=1&referer=

In recounting the case of an architecture professor, the NYT calls the no fly lists a violation of basic rights. How things have changed once the Times has figured out that the list can be used to target gun owners.

"Welcome to the shadowy, self-contradictory world of American terror watch lists, which operate under a veil of secrecy so thick that it is virtually impossible to pierce it when mistakes are made. A 2007 audit found that more than half of the 71,000 names then on the no-fly list were wrongly included.

"In a recently unredacted portion of his January ruling, Judge Alsup noted that in 2009 the government added Dr. Ibrahim back to its central terrorist-screening database under a “secret exception” to its own standard of proof. This would be laughable if it weren’t such a violation of basic rights. A democratic society premised on due process and open courts cannot tolerate such behavior."