In a January 31, 2006 decision, the Canadian Transportation Agency ruled on the efficacy of a carrier's rules regarding check-in times and gate appearance times. It decided that Air Canada: a) did not have the right to deny boarding to passengers who arrived after the carrier's "recommended" target of checking in at least 60 minutes prior to departure, but b) would have had the right to deny boarding to a passenger who did not comply with the carrier's rule that he "must" be at the gate at least 25 minutes prior to flight. The decision can be found at:
German Federal Contitutional Court held that § 14.3 of the German Aviation Security Act (Luftsicherheitsgesetz – LuftSiG), which authorised armed forces to shoot down aircrafts intended to be used as weapons against human lives, was incompatible with the Basic Law and hence void. This was decided by the First Senate of the Court in its judgment 1 BvR 357/05 of 15 February 2006. The Federal Constitutional Court held that the Federation lacks legislative competence to issue such regulation in the first place.