Opinion

People’s Lawyer: The Gropes of Wrath

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

While the initial backlash against the use of full-body scanners in airports has faded, the decision by a Washington, D.C. federal judge in January to allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to refrain from releasing more than 2,000 scanned body images to a civil liberties group has brought the issue back into focus.

TSA Pat-Down Changes Don’t Bring Huge Complaint Increase

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Complaints about Transportation Security Administration screening shot higher in November, the first month airport security screeners started doing “enhanced pat-downs’’ on passengers, but the increase might not have been as big as you might have expected.

Dignity Doesn’t Fly

Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

That the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has saved a single life is unproven and doubtful. But it did something good for the country last fall by provoking a long overdue reaction against bureaucratic bullying.

TSA solution: Name ’em and shame ’em

Posted by on December 31, 2010 at 10:41 am

So far, the revolt against the Transportation and Security Administration has resulted in very little fundamental change, other than exemptions for special interests. By fundamental change, I mean the restoration of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Stop Granny’s Pat-Down

Posted by on December 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

We need to scuttle the TSA’s equal-risk policy in favor of one that concentrates on genuine potential risks.

The TSA’s state-mandated molestation

Posted by on December 29, 2010 at 10:55 am

The humiliations of the patdown policy, which Janet Napolitano wants to expand, are an Orwellian assault on American freedom

The TSA: Coming to a Train Station Near You?

Posted by on December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

it comes as no big surprise that officials in Washington, DC, instead of dedicating law enforcement resources to something worthwhile are instructing officers, in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to conduct random bag checks at the city’s Metro stations, ostensibly to guard against the threat of terrorism.