While the 11th Circuit continues to consider my case against the nude body scanners, a different panel in the 11th Circuit has refused to reconsider — or even explain — why they allowed the TSA to get away with massive overreach and abuse in 2012 when airport screeners decided to read documents in my bags, hold me and threaten me with (false) arrest for refusing to let them “touch my junk,” and blatant and admitted lying in response to public records requests. My motion for rehearing and rehearing en banc (in front of all the judges instead of a 3 judge panel) was denied without fanfare, including a part of it that simply requested that the court explain part of their ruling.
And so, this case shall now continue to the U.S. Supreme Court. I have 90 days to file a petition to ask the high court to hear the case. The Supreme Court takes on something like 2% of the cases that it is asked to hear, but if you are with a civil rights or other organization who would be willing to file a “friend of the court” brief, you can increase our odds dramatically — get in touch. 🙂
Supreme Court petitions are expensive (printing, mailing, and filing fees alone are into 4 figures) — donations are always appreciated. (PayPal, Bitcoin: 15ftA2938sp7Mnsi8U7wYVmEtd4BRbFnkT). I’ll also be doing a video exposé of what it’s like to ask the Supreme Court to hear a case, including their Freudian policy of immediately placing all new petitions in a garbage bag (yes, seriously!).