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EPIC Files Motion About Ignored Body Scanner Ruling 183

Posted by timothy
from the naked-ambition dept.
OverTheGeicoE writes "The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a motion in court yesterday regarding the court's ignored year-old ruling on EPIC vs. DHS. EPIC is asking the court to require DHS to start taking public comment within 60 days or, as an alternative, forbid DHS from using body scanners in primary airport screening altogether. If the court orders the latter, that would give EPIC what it originally sought in its lawsuit. Meanwhile, for what it's worth, the related petition on whitehouse.gov has a little more than half the signatures it needs to get an official 'response.' The signing period ends on August 9."
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EPIC Files Motion About Ignored Body Scanner Ruling

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  • Re:democracy (Score:4, Informative)

    by MichaelJ (140077) on Thursday July 19, 2012 @01:08PM (#40700901)
    Last year, day before Thanksgiving. They called it "Opt-Out Day."
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 19, 2012 @01:54PM (#40701575)

    he would get a LOT of support across party lines by signing an executive order banning the use of scanners

    The problem is, that doesn't seem to be true. 4 out of 5 Americans support the use of full body scanners.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20022876-503544.html

    There have been other polls about the same thing with slightly different results, but they all show a significant majority favor their use - such as this one with 2/3 in support: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/22/AR2010112205514.html

    Americans value the illusion very highly, and will trade almost any amount of freedom for it.

  • Re:Fool (Score:5, Informative)

    by Mitreya (579078) <mitreya@gmail . c om> on Thursday July 19, 2012 @02:15PM (#40701889)

    You are a fool if you think the DHS will ever get smaller or less invasive.

    This may have been phrased abrasively. More informative would have been this little gem [whitehouse.gov], that should tell you all you need to know about petitions
    The "Abolish TSA" petition had successfully gathered a needed number of signatures and, as a reward, the director of TSA had copy-pasted what looks like a brochure that could be entitled "Why TSA is awesome and what are our plans for next 10 years"

    The most galling part (besides the fact that TSA director responded to the abolish-TSA request) is the fact that he didn't feel the need to fake it and say "We are working to address some of your complaints." I am not surprised TSA is ignoring courts, too.
    So, yeah, good luck with that next petition.

  • Re:LOL (Score:5, Informative)

    by Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) on Thursday July 19, 2012 @04:22PM (#40703557)

    > The guy who blew up that bus full of Israeli's yesterday in Burgas, was apparently a former Gitmo [rt.com] resident, who was sent back to Sweden.

    No, [msn.com] he was not.

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