lawsuit against federal government regarding unjustified terrorist designation succeeds

by Tim Phillips

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Treasury quietly announced that it had removed Muhammad Salah from its list of specially designated terrorists. Indeed, the Treasury Department apparently deleted five versions of Salah’s name from the list. This decision follows on the heels of a September 5 lawsuit in which the American Friends Service Committee and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee joined Salah in suing the federal government regarding the unjustified terrorist classification.

The People’s Law Office, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Georgetown Law professor David Cole, and attorneys from the law firm of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym represent the plaintiffs.