Court Orders TSA To Explain Why It Continues To Defy The Law
Agency broke the law by deploying body scanners, then ignored a court order for over a year
Aug 2, 2012
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has demanded that the TSA explain why it has ignored a now year old order to conduct a public comment process with regards to its use of so called naked body scanners.
The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the TSA, will have until August 30 to provide a reason why the agency has not held public hearings on guidelines for the body scanners that have been systematically rolled out in airports throughout the nation.
In July of 2011, the Court of Appeals ruled that the TSA had violated federal law by deploying the radiation firing body scanners without soliciting public comment.
A unanimous three-judge panel ruled that the TSA’s failure to provide notice and allow sufficient time for comment before adopting the technology as a primary passenger-screening tool was unlawful.