Colo. lawyer sues over TSA airport screening

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    For today, and today only, I love lawyers.

    Colo. lawyer sues over TSA airport screening - Travel - msnbc.com
    By P. SOLOMON BANDA


    DENVER — A Colorado attorney has asked a federal judge to order the Transportation Security Administration to abandon its airport screening procedures for United States citizens.

    Gary Fielder filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver last week, more than a month after he, his two daughters, ages 9 and 15, and a family friend underwent a TSA pat-down in San Diego.

    Fielder's lawsuit claimed the pat-downs were "disgusting, unconscionable, sexual in nature" and in violation of the Constitution's protections against unreasonable searches.

    He said subjecting U.S. citizens to the new procedures is wrong because no American has been accused of threatening commercial airliners with explosives.



    "The terrorist's job is to terrorize the people, to interfere with freedom in such a way that disrupts ordinary life and commerce," Fielder wrote in his complaint. "With due respect, it is clear that the above referenced governmental agencies are aiding the terrorists' objective."

    Couldn't have said that better.

    Fielder/Cristi 2012
     
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    So you dislike lawyers except when you find them useful for you and your causes. :eusa_eh:
     
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    pfft

    Yes.

    Have you not seen the ambulance chasers doing tv adds?
     
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    Speaking for myself, I dislike lawyers when they run for election, the rest of the time I pretty much ignore them.
     
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    all the idiots hate lawyers until they need one.

    then it's all "my lawyer can beat up your lawyer".

    loons.
     
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    Nice to see you haven't found your sense of humor yet. Assuming you ever had one.



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    i have a sense of humor for things that are humorous.

    but you're still not funny. *shrug*

    tell me, what did you say that was supposed to bring the yuks?
     
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    yep... that's what i thought.

    not a thing funny about it.
     
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    IMO this lawsuit will probably get tossed out because traveling by airplane is a choice and preference. there are other ways to travel such as car, train, private jet and such. now you may be inconvenienced in travel time and or cost but its still a choice. just as going through a metal detector or getting a pat down before entering a sporting event or concert is agreed upon by purchasing a ticket, by purchasing an airline ticket you then consent to be searched prior to boarding a plane. you always have the option of asking to be taken to a private area and screened there.

    as to the "unreasonable" search and seizure clause of the constitution, this fails the test. like i said by purchasing a ticket you have given the TSA or whomever the security agent is at the airport permission to search your person and any items you are carrying prior to entering the terminal. remember when you got your drivers license and in the fine print it said you must submit to a sobriety test. this mean you can either take on on the street or go back to holding and take one there. you have options, if you dont like those options you can either avoid flying, or submit to the screening.
     
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    Really? Where does it say that on the ticket? What is the exact verbiage they use to strip U.S. citizens of their constitutional right?
    I hope he succeeds with the suit. The searches are arbitrary and capricious. My wife and daughter were patted down (no option for a screening btw) because...they were wearing long skirts.
     

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