CEI Today: TSA Body Scanners and Our Petition
TSA BODY SCANNERS - MARC SCRIBNER
CEI is involved in litigation to force the TSA to hear public comments and concerns about airport body scanners. In a related effort, the Cato Institute's Jim Harper has launched a Whitehouse.gov petition to get the White House involved. According to White House rules, 25,000 signatures are needed before Friday.
SIGN THE PETITION
Require the Transportation Security Administration to Follow the Law!
In July 2011, a federal appeals court ruled that the Transportation Security Administration had to conduct a notice-and-comment rulemaking on its policy of using "Advanced Imaging Technology" for primary screening at airports. TSA was supposed to publish the policy in the Federal Register, take comments from the public, and justify its policy based on public input. The court told TSA to do all this "promptly." A year later, TSA has not even started that public process. Defying the court, the TSA has not satisfied public concerns about privacy, about costs and delays, security weaknesses, and the potential health effects of these machines. If the government is going to "body-scan" Americans at U.S. airports, President Obama should force the TSA to begin the public process the court ordered. 4701 signatures needed by August 09, 2012 to reach goal of 25,000