Since September 11, 2001, airport security officials have taken various anti-terrorism measures, many of which have been viewed as controversial. Some of these security initiatives include automated passenger profiling, thermal neutron analysis, trace detectors, and bomb-sniffing dogs. In the fall of 2010, the TSA issued a revised standard operating procedure directing its security officers to use whole-body scans and full-body pat-downs when screening passengers. Are these security measures detrimental to the public's health? Do they violate Fourth Amendment rights? Can there be a balance between personal rights and security concerns? Navigating the Legal Impact of Airport Security Measures provides feedback from leading lawyers on the pros and cons of recent airport security initiatives. These experts discuss less invasive alternatives that could be made available and comment on some of the legal issues that have arisen from the security measures currently in use. This report offers readers an on-the-spot look at this issue as it continues to unfold.
1. David Bradley Olsen, Partner, Henson & Efron PA - "Naked Body Scans and Full-Body Pat-Downs: The Controversy Surrounding the TSA's Enhanced Airport Screening Procedures"
2. Timothy M. Ravich, Of Counsel, Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske PL - "Airline Safety Versus Personal Privacy: Airport Profiling in a Post-9/11 World"