DC Circ. Rejects Challenges To TSA Body Scanner Rule

Law360, New York (May 26, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit held Friday that none of the arguments raised in a challenge by several advocacy groups to the Transportation Security Administration's final rule on airport body scanners merited a published decision, saying the regulation sufficiently responded to their concerns and the panel would defer to the agency's judgment.

The three-judge panel didn't mince words in disposing of petitions by the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Competitive Enterprise Institute — which was joined by the Rutherford Institute — seeking to block the rule, finding no merit to claims that full-body scanners are an unreasonable encroachment on individual privacy....

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