CEI Today: TSA body scanners - less than 5,000 petition signatures needed


CEI is involved in litigation to force the TSA to hear public comments and concerns about airport body scanners.  In a related effort, the Cato Institute's Jim Harper has launched a Whitehouse.gov petition to get the White House involved.  According to White House rules, 25,000 signatures are needed before Friday.


> Interview CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner about the lawsuit and petition drive



We petition the obama administration to:

Require the Transportation Security Administration to Follow the Law!

In July 2011, a federal appeals court ruled that the Transportation Security Administration had to conduct a notice-and-comment rulemaking on its policy of using "Advanced Imaging Technology" for primary screening at airports. TSA was supposed to publish the policy in the Federal Register, take comments from the public, and justify its policy based on public input. The court told TSA to do all this "promptly." A year later, TSA has not even started that public process. Defying the court, the TSA has not satisfied public concerns about privacy, about costs and delays, security weaknesses, and the potential health effects of these machines. If the government is going to "body-scan" Americans at U.S. airports, President Obama should force the TSA to begin the public process the court ordered.

4701 signatures needed by August 09, 2012 to reach goal of 25,000


@Marcscribner Thanks, everyone, for signatures and RTs. @Jim_Harper's petition is over 20,000. Now less than 5,000 to go by Thursday https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-transportation-security-administration-follow-law/tffCTwDd 


@Jimharper Article: #TSA Flouts the Law: http://triblive.com/opinion/2337084-74/tsa-public-scanners-body-security-agency-court-airports-comment-crandall  Petition: Sign! RT! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-transportation-security-administration-follow-law/tffCTwDd 



@Tuckercarlson Sick of the TSA seeing you naked? Consider signing this: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-transportation-security-administration-follow-law/tffCTwDd





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