Ex-Gov. Ventura's Challenge To New TSA Screening Tossed

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday nixed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's suit challenging the constitutionality of the Transportation Security Administration's enhanced security screening processes, ruling that only federal appellate courts can review TSA actions.

In granting the government's motion to dismiss the Fourth Amendment suit, U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson found that the TSA's new standard operating procedure authorizing the use of full body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints constituted a final “order” that under federal statute can only be challenged in a Circuit...
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