It’s a little TOO quiet…

It’s now been a full month since I’ve seen the familiar “Activity in Case…” e-mails that the federal court system sends to litigants registered for electronic filing. Considering I have four cases open in four different courts, it’s the first time I’ve had a month of quiet since 2011. This gives me a little time to write my comment for the TSA’s public rulemaking regarding nude body scanners (due by June 24th, 2013 — no legal experience required, just let the TSA know how you feel!) and my appeal that is inevitable regarding (in largest part) U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard’s decision that TSA screeners enjoy qualified immunity for unlawful searches even when they know they intentionally continue their search beyond what is necessary to find weapons.

So, here’s where we are right now:

I have this sneaking suspicion that I will shortly be innundated with rulings and legal documents to write. The calm before the storm… 😉

18 thoughts on “It’s a little TOO quiet…

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  1. Seems the comments are stuck at 1600 with 3300 or so pending…wonder if they are holding them back…

  2. They are up to over 1,700 comments now. Looks like they only allow a certain number of characters. So many people are commenting anonymously. I guess I don’t need to ask why. But we can only assume when you post they get you with a tracking cookie so if they want to find you they can. .
    You have been very busy defending freedom. Jonathan. So we can’t protest street scanners until they are actually in use? How convenient for the government.

  3. DHS debars scanner maker from government contracts:

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has sent OSI Systems, the manufacturer of airport body scanners, a debarment notice which would prevent the company from receiving government contacts in the future. The notice was sent to the company after TSA determined that the company had failed to address security concerns about its scanners.

  4. TSA “Unplugs, Boxes Up, and Ships Back” X-Ray Body Scanners:

    The TSA has completed removal of the x-ray body scanners from US airports.( The devices revealed detailed images of a person’s naked body and have been described as “digital strip searches.” The TSA action follows an Act of Congress ( and several lawsuits by EPIC. The TSA was forced to remove the machines after Congress required that the devices produce only generic image. And as result of EPIC v. TSA the TSA is currently required to accept public comments on its airport screening procedures. The public has until June 24, 2013 to voice its opinions. The millimeter wave devices remain in US airports.

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