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Supreme Court Won't Hear Body-Scanner Appeal 170

Posted by samzenpus
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stevegee58 writes "After a long string of legal setbacks, the case brought by Jonathan Corbett challenging TSA's use of full body scanners and enhanced pat-downs has come to an end. Today the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, so current TSA practices will stand. The TSA started allowing the use of the advanced imaging technology in October 2010."
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Supreme Court Won't Hear Body-Scanner Appeal

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  • by SuperCharlie (1068072) on Monday October 01, 2012 @01:34PM (#41515465)
    Seems like laws and bills and crap should logically go through the Supreme Court *before* being enacted.. This passing laws which are unconstitutional and then having them in effect for years and years until they finally make it to be judged *while they are still enforcing them* seems pretty stupid from the whipped persons point of view. Yea yea yea.. it would take years to pass crap and the backlog would be crippling.. and you say that like its a bad thing...
  • Legal Barriers Aside (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ohnocitizen (1951674) on Monday October 01, 2012 @01:49PM (#41515651)
    There may have been a legitimate reason for refusing to hear the case, though with the current makeup of the court there is no reason to suspect their hearing the case would have gone well.

    Instead let's take this as an impetus to get serious about tackling the TSA's abusive methods.

    PR: Publicly boycott air travel as much as possible. When you do travel, avoid airports with the scanners, and opt for public pat down screenings as much as possible if you must use those airports. Do this to slow down the lines, and to let other passengers see you (and thus dampen their enthusiasm for flying). Take out ads in local papers and targeted ads online attacking the TSA and its methods. Promote and share videos and stories that illustrate these abuses.

    Legislation: Call your congress critters and let them know how you feel about the TSA. Work to make the TSA a featured issue in the campaigns you can vote in. Get in touch with the lobbyists who represent businesses dependent on air travel (especially airlines), and get them to fight the TSA for economic reasons.

    Good luck!
  • by tgd (2822) on Monday October 01, 2012 @02:02PM (#41515853)

    I think, in the best interest of the safety and security of the Supreme Court judges, its probably best they require everyone -- including the judges -- to use the full body scanners to enter the Supreme Court building.

    As a pinnacle of our republic, not taking its security seriously is an insult to the institution of the Supreme Court and the United States of America.

It is wrong always, everywhere and for everyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. - W. K. Clifford, British philosopher, circa 1876

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