The First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, Sexual Harassment, and the TSA


There’s nothing new under the sun. This tweet deals with an incident that occurred in 2011.While the fizzled attempt at lawfare wasn’t a government act, the “search” was.

Here is Ms. Alkon’s OC Register Op Ed.

Here is the Tech Dirt post.

UPDATE—Introductory paragraph added. It will be interesting to see how future such incidents play our in the post-Weinstein era.

Ihre Papiere, Bitte!


The NY Times reports that the TSA is making noises about enforcing the requirement for having a Real ID-compliant driver’s license or state ID card (or passport or other approved ID) before boarding a commercial airplane.

Minnesota licenses are not compliant, and the waivers for Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington licenses have expired. The waivers for California, New Jersey, and South Carolina may expire on 10 January.

The TSA is from the government, and they’re here to help.

TSA Agent Goes Postal?


CBS News in LA is reporting that the LAX shooter this morning was an off-duty TSA employee.

UPDATE—And now CBS News is reporting that the government says that the shooter was not a current or former TSA employee.

UPDATE 2—Meanwhile, the LA Times reports that he was a TSA employee.

UPDATE 3—At a news conference around 3 pm ET, the Chief of the LAX Police said he was unable to confirm or deny anything about the shooter’s identity.

He Shall Take Care That the Laws Be Faithfully Executed


The Daily Caller reports that a year has passed since the TSA was ordered by a federal judge to open up public comments on their body scanning procedures and that the TSA has done nothing to comply with the order. The Electronic Privacy Information Center is considering going back to court to have the order enforced.

Yeah, the TSA probably should be held in contempt of court–not to mention contempt of the public–but what do you expect from a lawless administration? The real question before us is “How well has our current President met the requirements of Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution?”

Is it November yet?