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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

In Praise of TSA's New Security Procedures: A great way to "jumpstart a holiday"!

An old friend who is an attorney in New York writes:

I recently visited your Law School Reports page and I am writing to voice my disagreement with your stance on airport pat downs.  For me and many other Americans, they are not an unreasonable search, but an occasional thrill that can really jumpstart a holiday.  To know you have the option of being viewed naked under a scanner or fondled by a government employee is something I find easy to accept, and see no words in the Constitution that prohibit such activities. 

Now it's true there's a Fourth Amendment in the Constitution, but it doesn't say anything about unreasonable fondling.

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