The three foreign-born men claim in the lawsuit that their religious convictions led them to rebuff FBI agents who wanted them to inform on people in their Muslim communities. The men claim the agents then placed or kept them on the list of people prevented from flying because they are considered a threat.
The issue before the court is whether they can seek money damages from the agents under a 1993 federal religious freedom law.
The men have since been removed from the no-fly list.
Arguments probably will take place in March.
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.