The Wall Street Journal reports a federal judge ruled Tuesday the U.S. government's practice of putting passengers on a no-fly list violates their constitutional rights. Plaintiffs in a case brought in 2010 by the American Civil Liberties Union argued that once they were denied access to their flights, they had no practical way to challenge, or even see, the evidence the government relied on to ban them from flying. The U.S. Justice Department argued that government procedures regulating the removal of names from a no-fly list met due-process requirements—an argument that U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown rejected. Judge Brown, who was nominated to the federal court by President Bill Clinton, called the procedures afforded to no-fly designates who wished to clear their names "wholly ineffective" and said they fall short of the "elementary and fundamental requirement of due process."