Posted on November 25, 2008

Judge Rules That Suspects Cannot Be Detained Because of Ethnicity

Liz Robbins, New York Times, November 25, 2008

A federal judge in Brooklyn ruled on Monday that the United States government could not use ethnicity as justification for detaining two Egyptian-born men who were questioned for four hours after a cross-country flight in 2004.


The government [had] said that the men’s ethnicity was a factor in deciding to detain them, and argued that it was an acceptable factor.