Vintage Airplane Enthusiast Deserves Day In Court Against FAA, Public Citizen to Argue

Vintage Airplane Enthusiast Deserves Day In Court Against FAA, Public Citizen to Argue

U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether His Right to Due Process Was Violated

WHAT:  Public Citizen will represent Brent Taylor, executive director of the Iowa-based Antique Airplane Association (AAA), before the U.S. Supreme Court in Taylor v. Sturgell. Taylor filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for documents about a 1935 vintage airplane. His FOIA case was dismissed because a fellow member and acquaintance from the AAA had sued over the same records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that Taylor was “virtually represented” in the prior case even though he had no legal relationship with any party to that case and did not know of it while it was ongoing. Public Citizen attorney Adina Rosenbaum will argue that the D.C. Circuit’s decision violates his due process right to notice and his day in court.

WHEN:  11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 16

WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court Building, One First Street N.E., Washington, D.C.

WHO:     Adina Rosenbaum, attorney, Public Citizen

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