2nd Circ. Revives Immigrants' Suit Over No-Fly List Placement

Law360 (May 2, 2018, 9:06 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit revived a lawsuit alleging several Muslim immigrants were placed on the no-fly list after refusing to be informants, holding in a published decision Wednesday that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act provides a path for damages against federal officers sued in their individual capacities.

The three-judge panel overturned and remanded a New York federal court’s ruling nixing claims for monetary damages stemming from allegations that 24 FBI agents violated the RFRA by retaliating against Muhammad Tanvir, Jameel Algibhah and Naveed Shinwari for declining to serve as informants within their communities.

The RFRA allows people whose religious exercise has been...

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