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TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims: U.S. appeals court

Posted by M. C. on July 12, 2018

Government abusers win, you lose…again

By Jonathan Stempel

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses.

In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act because they do not function as “investigative or law enforcement officers.” Read the rest of this entry »

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