Dec 072010
 December 7, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

Matthew Heller discusses lawsuits filed against TSA and some previous court decisions that might come into play:

Civil-rights lawsuits over the use of “nude body scanners” and enhanced pat-downs may present the stiffest challenge yet to the “broad authority” of the government to search travelers at airport security checkpoints.

Four airline passengers and two pilots have so far sued the Transportation Security Administration, alleging the controversial new screening methods are unconstitutionally “intrusive” and “degrading.” All the plaintiffs are seeking injunctions against the use of the whole body imaging (WBI) scanners and “heavy petting” patdowns.

Read his commentary on OnPoint.

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