TSA Denies Stonewalling Nude Body-Scanner Court Order (Liar, liar, pants on fire?)

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Wired / Threatlevel: TSA Denies Stonewalling Nude Body-Scanner Court Order

    The Transportation Security Administration denied Thursday it was stonewalling a federal appeals court’s year-old decision demanding the agency hold public hearings concerning the so-called nude body scanners installed in U.S. airport security checkpoints.

    On July 15, 2011, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit set aside a constitutional challenge brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center trying to stop the government from using intrusive body scanners across U.S. airports. But the decision also ordered TSA “to act promptly” and hold public hearings and publicly adopt rules and regulations about the scanners’ use, which it has not done, in violation of federal law, the court ruled.

    The agency said in a court filing Thursday that there was “no basis whatsoever for its assertion that TSA has delayed implementing this court’s mandate.” (.pdf)

    The TSA said the agency was having staffing issues and was awaiting approval from the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget before it releases public documents associated with its 2009 decision to make the body scanners the “primary” security apparatus at the nation’s airports.
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I believe the TSA uniform includes Nomex pants. Otherwise, there would be liars on fire anywhere a TSA employee was seen.
  3. They're having staffing issues. But how many billion did they spend on gadgets just the other day? I'm sure they could have carved out a little cash to hire somebody. Unless the case is that they really can't find any competent or even mildly incompetent people willing to work for them. If that's the case, sure, staffing issues. Let's hope they spread far and wide throughout the agency.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I believe Progressive Insurance has a commercial running that addresses liars, the one thing TSA is good at.
  5. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    "no mas pantalones"
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't know about TSA staffing but TSA integrity issues is clear as can be.
  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Expect our work by about February 2013, TSA sez:
    Or is ATR an alternative form
    of privacy protection theater?
    And why would ATR change TSA's requirements under the Order?
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Saying the TSA has "integrity issues" is like saying your hydrocephalic pet gerbil has "trouble calculating LaGrangian orbits."

    "Integrity" is a concept well beyond the grasp of anyone who currently "works" for the TSA.

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