I'm sure all you fancy white-shoe lawyer types have TSA pre-check so you never have to come near hunky poor man Leo D and the rest of the rabble dancing away in the bowels of the Titanic, but for us ham-and-schleppers it can be a pain.
But not an unconstitutional pain, rules the 11th in a new opinion from the original Pryor:
The Fourth Amendment does not compel the Administration to employ the least invasive procedure or one fancied by Corbett. Airport screening is a permissible administrative search; security officers search all passengers, abuse is unlikely because of its public nature, and passengers elect to travel by air knowing that they must undergo a search. Hartwell, 436 F.3d at 180. The “jeopardy to hundreds of human lives and millions of dollars of property inherent in the pirating or blowing up of a large airplane” outweighs the slight intrusion of a generic body scan or, as a secondary measure, a pat-down. United States v. Edwards, 498 F.2d 496, 500 (2d Cir. 1974) (quoting United States v. Bell, 464 F.2d 667, 675 (2d Cir. 1972) (Friendly, C.J., concurring)).So take your shoes, belts and jewelry off and like it -- we're keeping America safe! (while those with Disney e-tickets sail right on by).
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Thank you dear readers!!