Dec 042010
 
 December 4, 2010  Court, Surveillance

Tom Breen of Associated Press reports:

New airport security procedures that have prompted complaints around the country amount to a violation of constitutional rights, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by a Durham lawyer.

Jonathan Blitz filed a complaint in Raleigh federal court against the Transportation Security Administration on behalf of himself and his family. The lawsuit said the new full-body scanners at airports violate Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, and that the pat-downs offered in lieu of the machine are “grope searches” that inflict humiliation on travelers.

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