Capitol Hill Briefing: Airport Body-Scanning: Will TSA Follow the Law?
Last July, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Transportation Security Administration must do a "notice-and-comment" rulemaking on its policy of sending passengers through Advanced Imaging Technology machines (aka "body-scanners" or "strip-search machines") and putting people who refuse the machines through a prison-style pat-down. The TSA is supposed to publish its policy in the Federal Register, take comments from the public, and issue a final rule that responds to public input. It has been a year since that ruling, and TSA hasn't even started the process. Come learn about the lawsuit that produced the ruling, the effort to get TSA to do a rulemaking, and some of the information the TSA will have to consider when it follows the court's ruling.
On Thursday, July 19, the Cato Institute will host a Capitol Hill briefing on the TSA's failure to comply with a July 2011 decision from the D.C. Circuit that ordered the agency to begin a notice-and-comment rulemaking on its policy of sending passengers through Advanced Imaging Technology machines. A panel of scholars will discuss various implications of the TSA's inaction, including the legal, regulatory, privacy, airport management, and cost-benefit impacts.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Rayburn House Office Building
This is a widely attended event
Lunch will be served
Jim Harper, Director, Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Ginger McCall, Director, Open Government Program, Electronic Privacy Information Center
Marc Scribner, Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute
John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Register for the event here.