Secret ID Law Goes to Court

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday on tech entrepreneur and internet freedom fighter John Gilmore’s challenge to a secret government order forcing airline passengers to show identification or submit to a pat-down search.
The hearing pitted a matter-of-fact government attorney against Gilmore’s impassioned, podium-banging lawyer, James Harrison, in a closely watched legal battle over government secrecy and antiterrorism measures that has federal officials defending a rule whose existence they will not admit in open court.
Gilmore contends that the policy violates his right to travel and that the additional search of those who don’t show ID is a form of punishment.
Wired News: Secret ID Law Goes to Court