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Lawsuits filed over Muslim Americans on watch list
by Jennifer Chambers
A Michigan-based advocacy group for Muslim-Americans filed two federal lawsuits Tuesday challenging the FBI's terrorist watch list, saying it's time to act because the list has expanded.
Officials with the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed the suits, one on behalf of 18 Muslim-Americans, including a 4-year-old, who allegedly were placed on the list without due process.
The second case is a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of Muslim Americans who have appeared on the list without notice or due process, said Lena Masri, legal director for CAIR's Michigan chapter.
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