FourthAmendment.com provides excerpts from a recent Florida ruling in Higerd v. State concerning TSA “administrative searches” of luggage where there is no suspicion (i.e., a “random” search). John Wesley Hall Jr. writes:
TSA random search of a suitcase at Pensacola airport for swabbing of exterior and contents for explosives resulted in a “plain view” of child pornography. Nothing was suspicious at all about defendant or his luggage. The TSA officer was permitted to look through papers rather than swab them [sounds like a search not in good faith to me].
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