Michael S. Roberts, the ExpressJet pilot who resisted going through an advanced X-ray machine and refused to be frisked at a Memphis International Airport security checkpoint on Oct. 15, is charging that security screening violates constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizure.
He will be joined by Continental Airlines Boeing 777 pilot Ann Poe as plaintiffs in a fourth amendment suit against the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, scheduled to be filed later today, Nov. 16, in U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C.(1)
The serious lawsuits, in terms of money will come later. TSA is hiring on the cheap; this inevitably has to leak into the quality and background of the workforce. Mix that in with the pat-down or full body scanning of young people, and a lot of near-wealthy parents are going to filing lawsuits. It may be a torrent.
1'Screening, Frisking Protestor To File Suit' - Aviation Week