Air Traveler Sues Over Airport Searches

At airport security in Richmond, VA., Aaron Tobey stripped to his shorts showing off that on his chest was the Constitution's Fourth Amendment which forbids unreasonable searches. Tobey was detained and he sued the government. A judge has thrown out most of the suit but the court will hear Tobey's claim that his free speech rights were violated.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

You may not like taking off your shoes at airport security. Aaron Toby didn't, and in protest, he went further, stripping to his shorts in Richmond, Virginia. He showed off the Constitution's Fourth Amendment written on his chest, which forbids unreasonable searches. Mr. Toby was detained, and sued the government. Now, a judge has thrown out most of the suit, but the court will hear Toby's claim that his free speech rights were violated.


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