Adam Habib, a South African Muslim academic, has been told by the State Department that he was barred from entering the United States because of engaging in terrorist activities, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union to revise an earlier lawsuit.
The suit, filed in Federal District Court in Boston in September by the A.C.L.U. for various groups that had invited Mr. Habib to speak, had sought to force the government to issue Mr. Habib a visa on free-speech grounds. Now that the reason for the denial has been stated, the A.C.L.U. wants to force the government to produce evidence, said Melissa Goodman, an A.C.L.U. lawyer. (MORE)