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Why Rep. John Mica Really Wants To Privatize The TSA … Corruption, Agendas & Personal Financial Gain

Congressman John Mica’s (R-FL) rants about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are nothing new. Rep. Mica, who represents Florida’s 7th Congressional District, was involved in the creation of the TSA and began becoming vocal about the privatization of the agency in 2010, focusing his energy on Orlando Sanford International Airport. Why tiny Orlando Sanford International…

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The TSA Turns 10 Today – A Look Back At Day One

On the 19th of November 2001 Public Law 107-71 (PL 107-71), the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), was enacted any the 107th Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush. With the flick of George W. Bush’s pen, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created and airport security through the United States…

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The Legality Of The TSA’s ‘Enhanced Pat Down’ Authority

Since the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) implemented its  ‘enhanced pat down’ screening procedures in late 2010 the legality of the agency’s authority to execute enhanced pat downs has been consistently called into question.   While the TSA has the legal authority to carry out administrative searches without probable cause, as I wrote about in November…

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TSA Administrator Leaves Upper Echelons In Dark About Private Security Decision

A week ago Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole made a bold public statement regarding his decision to not review further airport applications to participate in the Screening Partnership Program, a decision that is a potential conflict with an Act of Congress. As of today it appears that a number of the TSA’s upper…

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