WASHINGTON — A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government’s list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly list.

The latest filing in a five-year federal case challenges the government’s undisclosed method of predicting who might commit a terrorist act. The case could provide a glimpse into the government’s secret practices, based on details about an airline passenger’s friendships, travels, financial transactions and more. Read more…

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No fly list lawsuit could reveal how government identifies terrorism risks