Trials / Lawsuits

DA: Traveler out of line by refusing to show ID

Posted by on December 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Phillip Mocek’s trial on bogus charges has been postponed to Jan 20, 2011.

Trial to begin December 7th in TSA checkpoint case

Posted by on November 21, 2010 at 9:21 am

This is the first TSA checkpoint resistance case to come to trial, and this trial comes during an unprecedented and spontaneous explosion of grassroots resistance to the TSA’s claim to unlimited authority. The outcome of Mr. Mocek’s trial will be critical to whether that resistance continues to snowball, or whether the TSA and its allies in authoritarianism can terrorize and intimidate law-abiding travelers into submission to their illegitimate authority.

TSA Screener Cited “Torture” In Scanner Case

Posted by on September 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

The Smoking Gun The airport screener arrested for assaulting a coworker who taunted him about the size of his penis after his genitalia was exposed by a full-body scanner told police that he snapped after being subjected to “psychological torture” by fellow Transportation Security Administration employees who repeatedly asked him, “What size are you?” In […]

Privacy group files lawsuit to block airport body scanners

Posted by on July 19, 2010 at 7:45 am

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy advocacy group in Washington, D.C., has sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court, seeking an emergency stay of the controversial airport body scanner program.

EPIC Seeks DHS Records on Body Scanner Health Impacts

Posted by on July 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Today EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Homeland Security for studies conducted by the agency and third parties concerning radiation and health testing of body scanners.