Ore. judge dismisses suit by men on no-fly list

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A U.S. District Court judge has tossed a lawsuit against the Justice Department by 15 men seeking to be removed from the no-fly list, or at least get an explanation for why they're on it.

The men, including the imam of a Portland mosque, sued in 2010. Some of them were out of the U.S. when they were put on the list and have been unable to return.

U.S. District Court judge Anna Brown ruled Thursday that her court does not have jurisdiction over the Transportation Safety Administration, which administers the no-fly list.

The men and the ACLU have appealed the decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The FBI has said it needs secrecy to protect sensitive investigations and to avoid giving terrorists clues for avoiding detection.