Gilmore v. Gonzales: Secret Law and the Right to Fly Without Showing IdentificationSubmitted by TommyPaine on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 13:23
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (California and nearby states) had a court case in 2006 called Gilmore vs. Gonzales.
Gilmore sued for the right to fly without showing ID. It turns out, that although TSA issues propaganda (now legal to do to Americans, thanks to Congress) that says that everyone MUST show ID in order to fly, there is actually a SECRET LAW (or regulation) that says that people DO NOT have to show ID.
A person can refuse to show ID and say they elect to be a "selectee" which means they will be searched, and then they can proceed to board the plane without showing ID.
In the HORRENDOUS decision, the court ruled that secret laws were just fine, that the government can hide laws and regulations and just refer to them in vague terms, and that they didn't see any evidence that TSA was also making demands of ID on passengers for bus and train travel, even though they are.
Anyway, this was a 2006 decision that might become important in that people CAN travel without showing ID. Just be a "selectee" and be searched (which is still a possibility regardless), and you are on your way.
Or at least, that's what the secret law/regulation supposedly said. The judges apparently didn't have the ba**s or the intellectual honesty to actually reveal the law/regulation itself.
Wikipedia has a short, and very poor write up:
This site explains it better: