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Friday, January 25, 2013
In lawsuit against TSA, free speech wins one round
In 2010, Aaron Tobey was standing in the security line at the Richmond Airport, when, in a somewhat bizarre protest, he stripped to his shorts displaying on his chest text from the Fourth Amendment about the prohibition against unreasonable searches.
Despite posing no security risk
, Tobey was promptly
arrested, handcuffed, questioned for 90 minutes, and cited for disorderly conduct
. The citation was dropped but he, with help from the Rutherford Institute, sued the TSA, claiming violation of his First Amendment free speech rights.
Today, in a small step forward, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the TSA's request to dismiss the suit
(full text here, PDF)
We used to say "it's a free country." We don't anymore.
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