American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, et al. v. MBTA

Travel writer and civil libertarian Edward Hasbrouck points out that there is an emergency hearing today in American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, et al. v. MBTA. The hearing, reports Edward, concerns “the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction against unwarranted searches without probable cause of passengers on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) public transit system.”

I just got off the phone with the District Court: the hearing is still on, and is open to the public. It’s being held at the Joe Moakley Courthouse, which is within walking distance of the DNC. It starts at 2:00 p.m. and the court clerk recommended showing up by 1:45 p.m. You will need photo ID to enter the court, and laptops and cameras are not allow in the courtroom (but can be checked at the door).

I’m going to head over to the Westin Copley Place now to pick up my credentials, and then over to the courthouse.

Update: here’s the complaint and here’s the motion.