Victory or Letdown for Liberty?

The Wall Street Journal reports, in a victory for liberty, that the DC Circuit Court of Appeals announced their decision today that the TSA violated federal law by installing its pornoscanners (as Reason labels them) in US airports. 

Unfortunatrly, the TSA’s illegal activity has only been identified as its failure to notify and seek comments from the public before trampling their rights.  The court rejected claims that the TSA violates the Fourth Amendment, statting “that intrusions on individual privacy must be balanced against the promotion of legitimate government interests.”

Apparently these crude, unconsented images are now a legitimate interest of the United States government — they just have to tell us about it first. Let the naked body scanning continue!

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