Administration changing no-fly rules

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The Obama administration is planning to change the rules for airline passengers to challenge their placement on the federal government’s no-fly list, The Associated Press reports

The changes follow a federal court ruling that the administration’s current practice of not confirming passenger are on the no-fly list, and thus making it difficult for them to challenge the designation, was unconstitutional. 

The Department of Justice said it would make changes to make the no-fly program more transparent by the end of the year, according to the report. 

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American Civil Liberties Union attorney Hina Shamsi told AP that it was “long past time for the government to revamp its general procedures." 

Shamsi represented a group of 13 plaintiffs who challenged their inclusion on the no-fly list in court.

The no-fly list has been controversial since it was created after 9/11. 

About 48,000 people are on the list of passengers who are prohibited from flying, according to the report.