Archive for September, 2006

When do we have to show ID?

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I was writing a response to a FAQ at that asks
“When do I have to show ID?” The airport section of what I wrote starts
like this:

TSA airport regulations state that everyone is free to fly without ID if they’ll undergo a more extensive physical search, but because this regulation is secret, some airport officials don’t believe it exists.

That sentence struck me — because it sounds like a typical conspiracy theory line, but in our case it’s literally true.

DoJ asks for extension in Gilmore Supreme Court case

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

The Justice Department has asked to extend its deadline in responding to John Gilmore’s Supreme Court challenge to the secret law that purports to require ID of airline passengers. Its response is now due on October 11, 2006.