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‘Secret order’ cited to dismiss complaints against TSA

October 13, 2011
Patriot Update

A public interest legal team at the Rutherford Institute is taking to the next level a district court judge’s decision to dismiss several claims against the federal Transportation Security  on based on a “secret order” from the agency.

The fight over TSA procedures has been raging for nearly two years, after the government agency started implementing “enhanced” security screenings that involve essentially two options: an X-ray that is a virtual strip search of a passenger and a pat-down that critics have likened to sexual assaults in public.

The cases were brought on behalf ofAdrienne Durso, D. Chris Daniels, Michelle Nemphos and a minor, C.N.andMichael S. Roberts and Ann Poe.Both cases were against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and John Pistole, the chief of the TSA.

They argue that since Americans do not lose their constitutional rights if they want to travel, the invasive procedures are out of line.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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