TSA Lawsuits & Legal Cases – January 2014

Dr. Mary Beth Ruskai files lawsuit against the TSA

http://tsanewsblog.com/12558/news/another-lawsuit-filed-against-the-tsa/

TSA detention of Pa. student in 2009 in remains a federal case of stupidity — NewsWorks‏

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/nwtonight/item/63283-tsa-detention-of-pa-student-in-2009-in-remains-a-federal-case-of-stupidity?linktype=hp_nwt

No-Fly List Rebuke: Federal Court Reaffirms Rights to Travel, Reputation and Due Process

http://tsatoday.com/2013/09/01/no-fly-list-rebuke-federal-court-reaffirms-rights-to-travel-reputation-and-due-process/

https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/latif_v_holder_opinion_and_order.pdf

Portland airport stripper spends five hours in federal court for 15 minutes of nudity

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/05/federal_court_in_portland_spen.html

Federal Circuit Rules TSA Whistleblower May Be Protected by WPA

http://mspbwatch.net/2013/04/26/breaking-news-federal-circuit-rules-tsa-whistleblower-may-be-protected-by-wpa

TSA Airport Screening Lawsuit Nears Court Date To Challenge Intrusive Searches – The Huffington Post‏

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/03/26/tsa-airport-screening-lawsuit_n_2958450.html

A Fourth Amendment legal challenge to the TSA scanners

http://tsanewsblog.com/9712/news/a-fourth-amendment-legal-challenge-to-the-tsa-scanners/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tsanewsblog%2FAzgs+%28TSA+News%29

Two senior citizens filed suit against the TSA yesterday, claiming they were illegally strip-searched by agents at JFK Airport.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tsa_strip_lap_9A8oSNkPGgXRcjiAW66SkK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Queens

EEOC launches probe of TSA ‘hostile work environment’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/eeoc-launches-probe-tsa-hostile-work-environment/

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/tsa/279955-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-to-investigate-tsa

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest (Aaron Tobey) Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/4th-amendment-chest-trial/

Judge accepts amended complaint in TSA applesauce arrest

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/woman-arrested-in-tsa-apple-sauce-dispute-bring-new-case.htmlJudge Dismisses Defendants in Passenger’s Suit

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/01/22/news/judge-dismisses-defendants-in-passengers-suit.html

Ohio woman sues TSA over alleged strip search on 9/11 anniversary

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/22/ohio-woman-sues-tsa-over-alleged-strip-search-on-11-anniversary

http://consumerist.com/2013/01/22/woman-sues-tsa-fbi-frontier-airlines-after-being-detained-strip-searched

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/woman-sues-metro-airport-frontier-airlines–tsa-over-security-incident-on-10th-anniversary-of-911

TSA Air Marshal search of locked luggage for properly declared gun at request of ATF violated Fourth Amendment‏

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=n_d_ga_tsa_air_marshal_search_of_locked_&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Mother Found Guilty in Airport Pat-Down Case

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=17547723

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/23/airport-pat-down-case/1653085/

Government to Argue Detention Based on Arabic Flashcards Was Justified – Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinunderhill/2012/10/05/government-to-argue-detention-based-on-arabic-flashcards-was-justified

Fourth Amendment Challenge to TSA Scanners Denied Without Comment by Supreme Court

http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/02/fourth-amendment-challenge-to-tsa-scanne

Judge grants more time to woman in Bob Hope TSA dispute

http://www.burbankleader.com/the818now/tn-blr-0906-tsa-burbank-iarport-dispute,0,4260242.story

Appeals Court Caves to TSA Over Nude Body Scanners

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/appeals-court-caves/

Ninth Circuit Breathes Life Into Suit Challenging TSA Policies

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/07/26/ninth-circuit-breathes-life-into-suit-challenging-tsa-policies/tab/comments/#comment-1310650

EPIC Demands Evidence of TSA Body Scanner Rulemaking | Electronic Privacy Information Center – JDSupra‏

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/jdsupra-31969/?utm_source=jds&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=consumer

http://cei.org/legal-briefs/brief-amici-curiae-supporting-epics-petition-writ-mandamus-epic-v-dhs

Judge acquits Portland man who stripped naked at TSA checkpoint

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/judge-acquits-portland-man-stripped-naked-tsa-checkpoint-article-1.1117677

Former TSA agent awarded 300K in reverse-discrimination lawsuit

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/18772562/2012/06/12/former-tsa-agent-awarded-300k-in-reverse-descrimination-lawsuit

Sikh TSA agent wins suit over religious wristband

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/sikh-tsa-agent-wins-suit-over-religious-wristband/2012/06/06/gJQAZz9NJV_story.html

EPIC Asks Ombudsman to Investigate DHS FOIA Practices

http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=1c7ab275-dc61-42a0-8cbd-6f0521c64341

Court: TSA, not passengers, deserves privacy

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/court-tsa-not-passengers-deserves-privacy/

MacLean v. DHS: Federal Circuit Congressional amicus, filed March 19, 2012

http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/86248866

Liberty Guard Files Lawsuit Against TSA

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/liberty-guard-files-lawsuit-against-tsa-142819185.html

Rutherford Institute Asks Fourth Circuit to Reject Government’s Motion to Dismiss the Free Speech Claim in Tobey Airport Stripper Lawsuit

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_asks_fourth_circuit_to_reject_governments_motion_to_di

Appeal Denied — US District Courts Have No Jurisdiction Over TSA

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/appeal-denied-us-district-courts-have-no-jurisdiction-over-tsa/#comment-351

Woman On The No-Fly List Arrested At Airport Gets 2nd Chance To Clear Name

http://avstop.com/news_february_2012/woman_on_the_no_fly_list_arrested_at_airport_gets_2nd_chance_to_clear_name.htm

Rutherford Institute Appeals Dismissal of Airline Passenger, Pilot Lawsuit Against DHS & TSA

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_appeals_dismissal_of_airline_passenger_pilot_lawsuit_a

Young Mom (Stacey Armato) Sues TSA Guards Over Breast Milk Matter

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/12/16/42315.htm

Taking a stand led to firing, former TSA screener sues TSA

http://www.wvrecord.com/news/239457-taking-a-stand-led-to-firing-former-tsa-screener-says

Judge smacks down Jesse Ventura’s TSA lawsuit

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45156838/ns/travel-news/#.TrM_bbLFk3x

Court Dismisses Charge Against Female TSA Protester

http://www.boogai.net/consrpt/victory-court-dismisses-charge-against-female-tsa-protester/

Southwest Airlines sued by Muslim woman they removed from flight

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/southwest-airlines-sued-by-muslim-woman-they-removed-from-flight/2011/10/11/gIQAu6b4cL_blog.html

Andrea Abbott TSA Security Screening Case Bound Over To Grand Jury

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/15687171/tsa-security-screening-case-bound-over-to-grand-jury

Appeal challenges government’s ‘virtual strip search’ of airline passengers

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=354685

Electronic privacy group continues legal challenge to TSA scanning | Government Security News

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/24400?c=access_control_identification

Most of VA airport stripping suit dismissed but Screeners still Liable

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011-08-30/Most-of-Va-airport-stripping-suit-dismissed/50191920/1

TSA takes 23 months to answer FOIA request

http://galvestondailynews.com/story/254070

Decision to fire air marshal risks silencing whistle-blowers, OSC says

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20110826/DEPARTMENTS03/108260301/

Judge mulls request to dismiss VA airport protester’s lawsuit; stripped to object to screening

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/judge-mulls-request-to-dismiss-va-airport-protesters-lawsuit-stripped-to-object-to-screening/2011/08/10/gIQAfl546I_story.html

EPIC Lawsuit Written Opinion

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/0/B3100471112A40DE852578CE004FE42C/$file/10-1157-1318805.pdf

Federal Audit To Investigate Honolulu TSA Operations

http://www.kitv.com/r-video/28789021/detail.html

Fired air marshal loses battle in job fight

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/05/air.marshal.fired/

Zahir Ebrahim’s letter to Amy Alkon on TSA trauma and lawsuit to boot

http://bloghumanbeingsfirst.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/letter-amyalkon-tsa-trauma-and-lawsuit-by-zahir-ebrahim/

TSA settles Ashley Yang lawsuit and begins transgender training of TSOs at LAX

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRANSGENDER_TSA_WORKER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-04-16-02-44

One-handed former boxer sues TSA for denying him employment and saying he’s unfit to work

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_if_i_can_box_i_can_handle_luggage_qns_man_with_1_hand_sues_as_govt_sez_hes_unfit.html

Federal Court Rules That TSA ‘Naked Scans’ Are Constitutional

http://blogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill/2011/07/15/federal-court-rules-that-tsa-naked-scans-are-constitutional/#comment-3523

Federal Court Dismisses Airline Passenger Lawsuit Against DHS & TSA Over Scanners

http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/press_release.asp?article_id=935

A New Weapon Against TSA Gropings – Torts | PRLog

http://www.prlog.org/11522713-new-weapon-against-tsa-gropings-torts.html

Phil Mocek Now Suing for Civil Rights Violations – Seattle News – The Daily Weekly

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2011/05/tsas_worst_nightmare_continues_phil_mocek_suing.php

TSA Settles With Woman Whose Top Was Pulled Down – Kevin Underhill – Lowering the Bar – Forbes

http://blogs.forbes.com/kevinunderhill/2011/06/08/tsa-settles-with-woman-whose-top-was-pulled-down/

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/tsa-exposure-suit?page=0

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/tsa-pays-breast-exposure-suit

Family of dead wheel-well stow-away to sue TSA

http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/family-dead-wheel-well-stow-away-sue-tsa

Jesse Ventura slams TSA with lawsuit

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/01/25/jesse.ventura.tsa.lawsuit/?hpt=C2

Airport Staff ‘Exposed Woman’s Breasts, Laughed’

http://nation.foxnews.com/airport-screening/2010/11/18/airport-staff-exposed-womans-breasts-laughed

TSA Pays Off In Breast Exposure Suit

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/tsa-pays-breast-exposure-suit

Indiana ACLU files lawsuit against

http://www.wlfi.com/dpps/news/indiana/Copy_of_aclu-files-lawsuit-against-airport_3703942

Stacey Armato Responds To The TSA Post On Her Breast Milk Detention

http://www.sustainablemothering.com/2010/12/14/stacey-armato-responds-to-the-tsa-post-on-her-breast-milk-detention/

Rutherford Institute files second suit over TSA procedures

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/07/rutherford-institute-files-second-suit-over-tsa-pr-ar-701379/

Tobey, TRI, take on TSA

http://www.readthehook.com/89256/right-bare-tobey-tri-take-tsa

Pilots say revised U.S. screening still too invasive

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/18/us-usa-security-pilots-idUSTRE72H80620110318

Lawsuit against the TSA for 4th Amendment invasion of privacy

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/briefed-blitz-redfern-and-corbett/

Four Sue TSA Over ‘Aggressive’ Pat Downs

http://www.koat.com/r/26198724/detail.html

EPIC vs. DHS on TSA Body Scanners

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/70391

Woman suing TSA over what she calls invasive search

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s1878468.shtml

Ex-TSA supervisor fired in 2005 fighting back

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article293897.ece

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