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Judge rules on lawsuit against feds' 'no-fly' listing

Friday - 4/29/2011, 1:27pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- The 19-year-old from Alexandria who in January was placed on the no-fly list and barred from returning to Kuwait has had his day in court, with a judge ruling Friday on his lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Muller and the agency that maintains the no-fly list.

The government argued in federal court that Gulet Mohamed's lawsuit was moot because he is now back in the country. If he wants to claim his constitutional rights were violated by being put on the list, they argue he should do that in an appeals court.

The judge went along with the government's motion to dismiss, but said Mohamed can file a new, more specific lawsuit.

Mohamed's lawyer says the new suit will include a request for damages and plans for his client to do more overseas traveling.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report. Follow Neal Augenstein and WTOP on Twitter.

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