This Wired piece about suing the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) & TSA (Transport Security Administration) among others, is a good read.
This suit is about Mr. Tobey refusing the Nude-O-Scope and dressing down for the pat down. The airport police had arrested Mr. Tobey for disorderly conduct, but the charges were dropped by the county prosecutor two weeks later. Then, Mr. Tobey sued the government.
Now, the Circuit Court has decided that the law suite can proceed to a trial unless there is a settlement.
Personally, I have always refused these Nude-O-Scope as an invasion to privacy and rather had the pat down. Sometimes, it feels that part of the world has gone crazy with the airport “security”. And don’t get me started about the “war on water”.