by Mike Masnick
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 2:49pm
We've seen various ways that people have protested TSA searches, but for one guy who decided to undress (as he suggests, to help the TSA out) and, as a part of that, display the 4th Amendment written on his chest, it led to him being detained and told he was under arrest (though, he didn't miss his flight):
However, he's now suing the government over all of this, claiming that the whole thing violated his 1st, 4th, 5th and 14th Amendment rights, along with false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. While I'm sympathetic to what he's trying to do, I can't see this getting very far at all. Judges have given the TSA great leeway (for better or -- in many cases -- worse) in what they do, and there doesn't seem to be anything particularly unique about these challenges. Perhaps I'm wrong and it's actually a good case, but it just seems unlike to impress a judge.
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