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Shot Down at Supreme Court, Denied TSA Blogger Vows to Continue Fight

From Jon Corbett at the TSA Out Of Our Pants blog in response to the Supreme Court rejecting his appeal on airport scanners:

I unfortunately just received news that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear my appeal. My case against the body scanners was tossed by a U.S. District Court, and then appealed in and affirmed by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, under a law that the TSA interprets to mean, “Anything we write down cannot be fought in a trial court” — you know, the kind of court with a jury, discovery, witnesses, etc. — and must instead be fought in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the fight is not over, it simply must be continued without that jury, and with discovery and witnesses allowed to me at the discretion of the 11th Circuit (instead of by right, as a reasonable reader of the Constitution might assume that we had). I will have my 11th Circuit filing completed within the next 30 days. If you’d like to donate to this expensive effort, click the Donate button at the top right of the page.

I’ve heard from thousands of you over the last 2 years now. Thank you so much for the support, and let’s continue this fight together!


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Where have I heard this before?

Jesse Ventura filed a complaint against the TSA on 4th amendment grounds. The federal judge in this case sat on the filing past the statute of limitations then claimed the court didn't have jurisdiction. He was talking about a secret order. When I investigated the claim, MN is in the 8th circuit, yet his case would have to be transferred to the 2nd circuit in Washington, DC.

We aren't in Kansas anymore, Toto.

Fair Trial?

In court, a citizen has a chance for a fair trial IF the case is NOT against some government action. If they're going against someone on a government payroll, or an agency - the case will be judged by another government parasite who will always be defending their "food bowl", yup - like a dog.

Since jury trials, by one's peers, is the fair way to go - it's always fought and denied whenever possible.

For more see:
Fully Informed Jury Association: www.fija.org

The Supreme's

I think it is time we abolish the Supreme's. We all know how to read and we do not need the to interpret the constitution we can do that. Why do we keep them above the law. They should all be behind bars. Corporations an now considered people,deciding election etc. They need to be gone I'm sick at the way they rule or won't hear cases. They are away's right even when they are dead wrong does not work for me any longer. That's my two cents.

Bingo Woody

They're sold out too!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Perhaps instead of a SCOTUS of judges

We should have a SCOTUS of juries. Instead of lifetime appointed judges, have a random selection of jurors from across the country, using a different jury for each case.

And that jury would know it can judge both the case and the law.

THIS could work.