The fact that the federal courts have repeatedly upheld the FBI Terror Watchlist has not stopped CAIR from challenging the use of the list by law enforcement agencies for public safety.
For example, the Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) LOST its law suit which challenged the constitutionality of the United States Terror Watchlist. CAIR sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on April 5, 2016 on behalf of 23 Muslims. The lawsuit challenged the validity of the Terror Screening Database (TSDB), the official name for the Terror Watchlist that is used by law enforcement and the private sector to protect millions of Americans and the citizens of several other countries from terrorism.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) petitioned for rehearing en banc on May 14, 2021 a three judge panel decision before the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the panel unanimously ruled against CAIR’s legal challenge to the Terror Watchlist. Not even one judge wanted to reconsider CAIR’s ludicrous challenge.
The court issued the following order on May 28, 2021: The petition for rehearing en banc was circulated to the full court. No judge requested a poll under Fed. R. App. P. 35. The court denies the petition for rehearing en banc.
CAIR has been relentless in its efforts to do away with the FBI Terror Watch List, but have failed at every attempt:
Despite losing lawsuit after lawsuit against the U.S. Government over its Terror Watch List because there are so many Muslim names on it, CAIR is now suing local police departments demanding they ignore the Watch Lists