Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jesse Ventura can't have his day in court (national security)

Some background from the Washington Post:
Ventura sued the federal government in January, alleging that airport scans and pat-downs amounted to unreasonable search and seizure. A district judge in St. Paul threw out his lawsuit Thursday, ruling it should have been filed in a Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ventura has said a titanium hip implanted in him in 2008 sets off metal detectors and that agents previously used hand-held wands to scan his body. He said he was subjected to a body pat-down after an airport metal detector went off last November. Ventura said he hasn’t flown since and won’t fly commercially again.
Asked to comment on the case, SecFear Malcolm P. Stag III said, "We regard Gov. Ventura as a possible terror suspect just like any other American citizen. Because he's neither a member of the club nor a corporation, he lacks standing in our courts."

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