Friday, July 18, 2008
The ABA has a story it its weekly that has been making the rounds. Jim Robinson, who oversaw the Justice Department’s criminal division during the Clinton administration, apparently is on the government’s terrorism watch list. Robinson says he is often delayed at airports because his name is mistakenly on the list. Robinson is joining the American Civil Liberties Union in calling on the government to fix the list. The ACLU is seeking changes that include a right to access and challenge data that led to placement on the list, strict criteria for adding names to the list, and rigorous procedures for updating and cleaning up the list.