Sunday, July 17, 2011

Appeals court rejects constitutional challenge over full-body scanners

A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously declined to block the government from using  intrusive body scanners across airports nationwide, saying it is “not persuaded by any of the statutory or constitutional arguments” against them.

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was deciding a constitutional and procedural challenge to the Advanced Imaging Technology “nude” body scanners, which began rolling out in 2007 and are deployed to at least 78 airports nationwide. The Electronic Privacy Information Center asked the court to block usage of the devices—of which 500 more are to be rolled out this year—on grounds that they are an unconstitutional privacy invasion, ineffective, and unhealthy to airline passengers.

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