Texas legislature passes airport screening law limiting pat-downs

June 29, 2011 at 8:38 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) – Legislation to make enhanced airport security pat-downs a crime if they involve touching a passenger’s “private” areas was approved by the Texas House and Senate on Monday.

By passing the bill, the “Texas Legislature is not only telling the (Transportation Security Administration) to change their policies – we’re telling the Obama Administration that we will not be intimidated and we will vigorously defend our Constitutional rights,” Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, said in a statement. [Full story]

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