Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


No Right To Be Free of Airport Searches?

Ed Hasbrouck writes:

For the first time ever, lawyers for the USA Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will appear in court tomorrow in Seattle to try to defend their (still largely secret) procedures for the compilation and use by the TSA, law enforcement agencies, and airlines of “No-Fly” and “selectee” watch lists.

I got word of the hearing in Seattle only this afternoon, too late to attend. If any of my readers makes it to the hearing, please let me know what happens. I also hope to be able to post links tomorrow to more of the pleadings filed in the case.

Of course, the government will probably deny that they can speak in open court, because if Americans knew how incompetent TSA actually is, that would be bad for their (job) security.