TSA and the Fourth Amendment

    Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. My wife and I are planning to travel Thanksgiving Day, and we’ve both been keeping track of the TSA Rapiscan story.  This morning I asked myself, “What if a traveler pleads the Fourth Amendment?” I’ve been doing a little digging since then, and I thought it would be valuable to share my findings here. According to the TSA’s website, | Read More »

    Michael Chertoff behind TSA pornoscanners?

    ‘Pornoscanners’ is what Boing Boing (courtesy of AoSHQ Headlines) calls them, and that name works for me.   Anyway, it would seem that Michael Chertoff had his hand in the cookie jar on this one: while Secretary of Homeland Security he ordered the pornoscanners from Rapiscan (a company that was one of his clients), and he’s been a busy little advocate bee on that company’s behalf | Read More »

    Michael Chertoff behind TSA pornoscanners?

    ‘Pornoscanners’ is what Boing Boing (courtesy of AoSHQ Headlines) calls them, and that name works for me.   Anyway, it would seem that Michael Chertoff had his hand in the cookie jar on this one: while Secretary of Homeland Security he ordered the pornoscanners from Rapiscan (a company that was one of his clients), and he’s been a busy little advocate bee on that company’s behalf | Read More »