Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TSA administrative searches

Does the TSA's authority derive from the Frank v. Maryland decision?  The basis for this was that the benefit to society outweighs one idividual's right to privacy. 

There must be more law than this because the TSA does not search only one individual and in Frank v. Maryland, the government (health department) had some suspicion that they would find something (rats).  The TSA corrolary in this case should be if the health department exhaustively searched and x-rayed everyone's home for all infestations and arrested people for illegal activities or possesions they happen to notice.Yeah, the TSA may find contraband but almost all of what is deemed contraband is not dangerous and does not indicate a desire to hijack an airplane.  TSA's abbreviated list.

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