Judge hears arguments on legality of no fly list as FBI lists plaintiff's brother as terrorist

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list in a case now embroiled with allegations of terrorism against a one-time northern Virginia resident.

For four years, the government has tried unsuccessfully to get a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by Gulet Mohamed of Alexandria. He says he was unfairly placed on the no-fly list.

The government on Friday will again ask that the case be dismissed, arguing in part that defending the lawsuit would require it to divulge state secrets.

The case took a twist Thursday when the FBI announced that Mohamed's brother Liban has been placed on the bureau's list of most wanted terrorists.

Gulet Mohamed's lawyer says the timing of that announcement is meant to influence the judge.