As Expected, Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge On Naked Scanners

from the no-surprise dept

This will hardly come as a surprise, but Slashdot alerts us to the news that the Supreme Court has chosen not to hear John Corbett's quixotic appeal against the legality of the naked scanners now being commonly used in airports (though, via upgrades, there's now less nudity involved). The legal effort was a long shot from the beginning. Corbett has been on a crusade against the machines, which I appreciate -- but his efforts sometimes seem to go too far, and didn't do much to help his case.


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    Cake97, Oct 1st, 2012 @ 9:17pm

    Surprising? Nope.

    P*ssies

    That is all

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 1st, 2012 @ 10:41pm

    of course they wont....Obama told them not too..until after hes bought his reelection...I mean the November election....

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), Oct 1st, 2012 @ 10:44pm

    So lets add entry to SCOTUS to the naked scanner required areas.

    I've often thought that if we forced them to put up with the crap they inflict upon us lesser folks they might suddenly change their tune about caring.

    While he's been over the top, the sheer amount of BS being peddled in the name of safety requires someone making as absurd things in response.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 12:28am

    Of course SCOTUS won't hear it - there isn't really anything to resolve here that isn't being dealt with in the lower courts. SCOTUS generally wants contradictory rulings, or wants a legal challenge to be based in some way on something that cannot be decided at a lower level.

    This doesn't make it there at all.

     

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    abc gum, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 4:53am

    Re:

    Corporations are people my friend.

     

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    abc gum, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 4:55am

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    Today I learned violation of your rights is ok if the lower courts agree to it.

     

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    Michael, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 5:03am

    Who knows who they're selling access to their database of semi-naked pictures to, that is besides the government which only wants to protect you.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 5:10am

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    SCOTUS resolves issues when they are big enough. There isn't enough here for them to waste their time. There are plenty of better cases to have on the docket. Maybe a year or two from now, maybe this one might rise up to that level, but for the moment, it's still in motion in the lower courts and in the real world. Why would SCOTUS get in now, on what appears to be a fairly light argument to start with?

    They did the wisest thing, they passed on it.

     

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    abc gum, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 5:45am

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    Oh, so now SCOTUS resolve the really big issues even when the lower courts are all in agreement. Got it.

    I see you are scheduling the docket, any additional insight?

    Wow, it's a good thing you are on top of this - otherwise the SCOTUS might have heard cases which should be left on the back burner for a few more years.

     

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    abc gum, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 5:46am

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    I doubt the naked pics are worth much, the real money is being made selling worthless machinery.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 6:32am

    Put the scanners at all entrances to all government buildings, including the white house.
    After all, we canít be too safe with our government leaders.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 7:35am

    Why?

    Why are Americans all so uptight about being seen naked?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 7:39am

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    Obama buying his re-election? I guess you must be one of the half-wits planning to vote for that cardboard cut-out Romney.

     

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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased) (profile), Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 7:45am

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    They are all puppets to me, man. A vote to either candidate is a half-wit vote. You have to turn a blind eye to 80% of either candidates' actions to believe either is worth your vote.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 3:14pm

    The supreme court can SUCK IT!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2012 @ 11:43pm

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    no, I am one of those "half-wits" who know that my and your vote for the President of America, has no meaning, American citizens do not choose their President

     

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