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GOP Solon Fights Full-Body Scans

A GOP lawmaker said Tuesday the full-body scanners now employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) violate the Fourth Amendment to the constitution, which protects against “unreasonable searches and seizures.” During a one-minute speech on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (Texas) also blasted former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as a “political hack” and accused him of profiting from the proliferation of the devices. “There is no evidence these new body scanners make us more secure. But there is evidence that former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff made money hawking these full body scanners,” Poe said/Elise Viebeck, The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room. More here. (AP photo)

Question: I wish this lawmaker success. I consider full-body scanners at airports to be an incredible violation of our 4th Amendment rights. How about you?

Napolitano Unveils JFK Body Scans

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, is joined by Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as she discusses the deployment of the first Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) unit at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Question: Do you believe, as I do, that the full body scans at airports are a violation of our 4th Amendment rights?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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