Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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TSA to enforce only transportation security, not other laws

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has led to the Transportation Security Administration issuing guidelines to screeners about what their jobs are at airport checkpoints. The ACLU said the policy shift by TSA prompted it to withdraw a lawsuit it filed on behalf of a political operative after the man was detained and questioned for carrying $4,700 in cash as part of his job. TSA said it has told screeners they can only enforce aviation-safety regulations, not suspected criminal activity. Read more about it in a Washington Times story.

TSA to enforce only transportation security, not other laws

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A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has led to the Transportation Security Administration issuing guidelines to screeners about what their jobs are at airport checkpoints. The ACLU said the policy shift by TSA prompted it to withdraw a lawsuit it filed on behalf of a political operative after the man was detained and questioned for carrying $4,700 in cash as part of his job. TSA said it has told screeners they can only enforce aviation-safety regulations, not suspected criminal activity. Read more about it in a Washington Times story.

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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