ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CIVIL LIBERTIES-Right to Passport

CIVIL LIBERTIES Right to Passport A G Noorani IT is scarcely surprising that the US Supreme Court should have ruled last month that the Government could validly revoke Philip Agee's passport on grounds of "national security" and "foreign policy". The decision is in line with the approach of the Burger Court. Besides, the earlier precedents in favour of the citizen rested on a very narrow basis. These cases, to be sure, will be cited in our courts as precedents Of persuasive value.

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