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Federal Appeals Court Orders TSA To Explain Delay In Body Scan Public Hearing 186

New submitter rhsanborn writes "One year ago the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the TSA to hold public comment on the use body scanners in EPIC vs. DHS. The order has been ignored prompting a petition asking for the Obama Administration's response. One year later, Wired reports, the court has ordered the TSA to explain why it hasn't responded to its original order (PDF). The TSA has until August 30th to respond."
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Federal Appeals Court Orders TSA To Explain Delay In Body Scan Public Hearing

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  • by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @01:26PM (#40858205) Homepage

    This is easy:

    1. The dog ate it.
    2. You sent it by email and Outlook ate it.
    3. Our email servers broke, again.
    4. You sent it by post and the PO lost it.
    5. What? I didn't hear you. Could you repeat that please.

    This can go on for a while. Best get some popcorn.

  • by sconeu ( 64226 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @01:31PM (#40858267) Homepage Journal

    All the judges on the District of Columbia Court Of Appeals have been added to the "No Fly" list.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 02, 2012 @01:45PM (#40858459)

    So, on August 31st, when the TSA hasn't responded, how about everyone go to their local airport and just walk through security. Straight on through.

    ...singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant [], and walk out. 'Ceptin it should be done on Thanksgivin', which ain't too far from August 31st.

    You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's a 'bro and they'll just taze him. And if two people, two people do it - in harmony - they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them anywhere except Chick-Fil-A. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking through the scanner singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out? They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may think it's a movement.

    And that's what it is, the Alice's Restaurant Anti-TSA Movement, and all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it comes around on the guitar.

    With feeling.


    That was horrible. If you want to end war and stuff you got to sing loud. I've been typing this post now for twenty five minutes. I could type for another twenty five minutes. I'm not proud... or tired.

    If the TSA can't follow lawful orders from the courts why do we need to follow their orders? Mind you, this would be true civil disobedience -- you walk through security peacefully then sit down and wait to be arrested.

    Now friends there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at the secondary inspection, and the first was he could have given us a medal for being so brave and honest at the counter, which wasn't very likely, and we didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have made us dump out our water bottle and told us never to be seen bringin' water bottles around his station again, which is what we expected, but when we got to secondary inspection, there was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I can dump out the water bottle with these handcuffs on." He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the luggage cart..."

    - with apologies to Arlo Guthrie and various [] sources []

  • by tenex ( 766192 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @01:46PM (#40858479)

    The Federal Appeals Court should repeat ultimatum in an even firmer tone of voice. Add the words, "or else".

  • by ThatsNotPudding ( 1045640 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @01:48PM (#40858501)
    6. Our justification was being delivered by courier, but he burst into flames passing thru a TSA scanner.
  • by sjames ( 1099 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @03:47PM (#40860135) Homepage Journal

    No, by a rabble rousing Republican minority. The Democrats have proven time and again that they are unable to defeat the Republicans when they are faced with an underwhelming minority.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. -- Earl Wilson