AOPA's lawsuit against the Michigan pilot background check law is drawing national media attention. Last night, AOPA Vice President of Communications Warren Morningstar appeared on MSNBC's The Abrams Report to explain that the Michigan law is unconstitutional and violates federal law. "Michigan is saying that the state can regulate who flies in the nation's airspace," said Morningstar, "and Congress has said, 'No, that's the federal government's responsibility." Morningstar said that AOPA would support reasonable security checks instituted at the national level to protect against terrorist access to aircraft.
News about the AOPA lawsuit has also appeared in USA Today, The Washington Times, The Detroit News, and the Associated Press.