Intentional TSA abuse needs lawsuit response, appeals judges told

Civil rights groups are asking an appeals court to reinstate a case alleging Transportation Security Administration agents “frisked, handcuffed, arrested and detained” a woman for 18 hours for criticizing some agents.

The Rutherford Institute says it and other groups have filed an appeal with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the case of Nadine Pellegrino.

A lower court decision granted virtual immunity to TSA agents “who engage in official misconduct” by saying that they cannot be sued.

The institute said that in July 2006, Pellegrino was randomly selected by a TSA officer for additional screening after passing through a metal detector at Philadelphia [READ MORE HERE]

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