On August 11, 2006, WLF scored a major victory when the U.S. Curt of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that rejected a constitutional challenge by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) to New York City’s subway bag inspection program designed to detect and deter terrorist attacks. The security program, implemented shortly after the London terrorist subway bombings last summer, is designed to detect and deter would-be terrorists who would bring explosive devices aboard the subway system to kill or injure innocent passengers. Passengers who enter the subway system are asked on a random basis to open their backpacks or other containers for a brief inspection by police officers. WLF represented a group of elected federal, state, and local officials and nonprofit groups, including Congressman Peter King of New York, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Families of September 11, Inc.