Court Decisions

Some significant ourt decisions involving screening & the right to travel (U.S. v. Aukai; U.S. v. Fonana; Kent v. Dulles)

  1. U.S. v. Aukai (Completing Administrative Search)

    UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Daniel Kuualoha AUKAI, Defendant-Appellant, No. 04-10226, Argued and Submitted En Banc March 21, 2007. -- August 10, 2007 ... Today we clarify that the reasonableness of such searches does not depend, in whole or in part, upon the consent of the passenger being searched.
  2. U.S. v. Fofana (Admin. Search Evidence Suppressed)

    U.S. v. Fofana: United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Fode Amadou Fofana, Defendant. Case No. 2:09-CR-49. United States District Court, S.D. Ohio, Eastern Division: Suppression of criminal evidence obtained when the bounds of an administrative search are exceeded.
  3. Tobey v. Jones et al. (1st Amendment & TSA)

    Tobey v. Jones: Aaron Tobey was arrested after he displayed the 4th amendment written on his chest at a TSA checkpoint. In this published opinion, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overrules the trial judge and remands the case for trial.
  4. Kent v. Dulles (Right to Travel)

    Kent v. Dulles, 357 U.S. 116 (1958): This dealt with the right to travel internationally at a time when most such travel was done by sea. With most ocean liners scrapped by the end of 1960's, travel by air is the only means today to reach the destinations considered in Kent v. Dulles.