Give Now

2013 Archives

The Source: The No-Fly List


The following is from the July 10, 2013, edition of Texas Public Radio. SMU Law Professor Jeffrey Kahn was interviewed for this story.

July 19, 2013

In the second segment:

SMU Associate Law Professor Jeffrey KahnWhen we think about travel restrictions like the No-Fly list, most of us think that it is the result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. While today's model does have roots on that day, it isn't the first time the U.S. government has used widespread travel restrictions controlled by secretive and opaque policies -- dating back to the beginnings of the Cold War.

In his book "Mrs. Shipley's Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watch Lists," Jeffrey Kahn traces these programs back to their source and interprets our rights to travel and national security. Kahn joins us to talk about how these programs and lists are still in a legal limbo being challenged in courts across the country.

Listen to or download the interview. audio icon

*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on 89.1 FM KSTX