Gilmore v. Ashcroft - Court Filings

John Gilmore filed a lawsuit on July 18, 2002 against United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, the heads of the Federal Aviation Administration, the new Transportation Security Administration, FBI, the new Homeland Security agency and also the Attorney General. He sued "because he believes persons have a right to travel by air without the government requiring that they relinquish their anonymity. No security threat is as important as the threat to American society caused by erosion of the right to travel, the right to be free from unreasonable searches, and the right to exercise First Amendment rights anonymously." (from Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief)

Current Status: Awaiting Judge Illston's ruling on the government's motion to dismiss the case.

Request for Judicial Notice of CAPPS-2.1 Privacy Act notice, Torch Concepts presentation, and news coverage, October 2003

Declaration of John Gilmore, authenticating downloaded Torch Concepts presentation, October 2003

Motion to Dismiss - Court Hearing Transcript, January 17, 2003

USA Reply in Support of Federal Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (PDF Download), December 20, 2002

Gilmore Opposition to Motions to Dismiss, November 27, 2002

Southwest Motion to Dismiss Case (PDF Download), November 15, 2002

USA Motion to Dismiss Case (PDF Download), November 13, 2002

Gilmore Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief, July 18, 2002

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