Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura filed a lawsuit against the federal Transportation Security Administration.
Mr. Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Mr. Ventura asking a Minnesota court to issue an injunction ordering federal officials to halt the controversial procedure.
The lawsuit alleges that the pat-downs represent an ”unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura’s personal privacy and dignity and are a justifiable cause for him to be concerned for his personal health and well-being.”
The lawsuit is the latest twist in the TSA saga which captured the nation’s attention just before millions of Americans traveled to airports during the holiday season.
Mr. Venture is a former governor of Minnesota.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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