German Court Shoots Down Shootdown Law

 - September 20, 2006, 12:22 PM

Germany’s highest court last month voided a law adopted last year that allowed the military to shoot down hijacked civilian aircraft. The shootdown law was enacted after a man who stole a small airplane threatened to crash it into a building in Frankfurt. According to an AP report, the court said the law is “incompatible with the fundamental right to life” of innocent passengers.