By Keith Laing - 08/20/14 10:20 AM EDT
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.
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.