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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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Reader Mail : Why Are TSA Searches Legal?

It’s been a while since I’ve dug into reader mail … but an email yesterday caught my eye.  Michael Rogers, from New York, asks, “Is there a legal case for the TSA to go through every item in my bag? Last week in Detroit I had every item in my bag inspected, why are TSA…

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