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James Bovard’s op-ed on TSA abuse in USA Today

Fellow crusader in the struggle James Bovard, about whom we've written before, has a new op-ed about the TSA in USA Today. Though he doesn't link directly to TSA News, he does cover in a cogent, comprehensive fashion a lot of the same ground we've covered here over the years. The title of the op-ed is ...read more »

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TSA finally issues “rule” on body scanners, ignores public

On the righthand side of this blog, you'll see this paragraph: *2015 *and now 2016* UPDATE: Still no word from TSA on public comments*The public comment period on the TSA's electronic strip-search scanners and "pat-downs" closed on June 25, 2013. That public comment period had been ordered by the courts, an order the TSA ignored for ...read more »

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Sai tests legality of TSA’s new scanner policy

TSA activist and friend of the blog Sai, about whom we've written many times (plug "Sai" into the search box to get caught up), has already done so much to try to fight the abuses of the Transportation Security Administration. And here he is doing more. This guy, like Jon Corbett, is indefatigable. Because I'm a ...read more »

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Another court order the TSA will ignore

Everyone keeps sending me links to this story, but I saw it when it first came out last week and decided not to write about it because it isn't news. It's the same old same old. I can't see how it means anything significant in our fight against the TSA.   John Whitehead's Rutherford Institute, which fights ...read more »

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More Tweets about the TSA

We've featured tweets before from people who've been harassed by the TSA. There are thousands of them. Well, here's another. From a woman whose Twitter handle is Criminelle Law.read more »

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Freedom to Travel USA to SCOTUS re TSA

On behalf of Freedom to Travel USA, I am pleased to announce that the amicus brief we submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of Jon Corbett has been docketed. You can see the notice here and FTTUSA's actual brief here. Since I am not an attorney, I'll try to explain our position in layman's terms; ...read more »

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Terroristy breast milk strikes again! UK & US equal in stupidity

Because, as we've reported before, the UK is just as fearmongering and civil-liberties-violating as the US, and is in many ways the lapdog of the US, it should come as no surprise that our brethren across the pond have adopted the worst practices of the TSA. It used to be that you could fly in/from Europe ...read more »

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Jon Corbett loses latest round in legal battle against TSA

Our comrade-in-arms Jon Corbett has just lost the latest round in his legal battle against the TSA. Regular readers know who Corbett is. New ones can take a gander at the many stories we've done about and with him (he's also written for TSA News). Here's the latest update from his blog, called TSA Out of Our ...read more »

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Hate to say we told you so, but . . . .

I am co-founder of an oganization dedicated to regaining freedoms taken away by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). We're fighting against the illegal, warrantless strip-searches of travelers and the coerced, inappropriate physical touching of their bodies.  The organization is called Freedom to Travel USA (FTTUSA). At FTTUSA, we have a long-standing relationship with activist Jonathan Corbett, who was the first ...read more »

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Junked Rapiscan scanners get second life

Since the radiation-emitting, independently untested Rapiscan strip-search scanners were removed from airports last year -- at the cost of millions of dollars to taxpayers -- what's happened to them?  Well, surprise, surprise, they're being forced on yet another vulnerable part of the population, one with no power to object: prisoners. So far, 154 of the machines have ...read more »

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