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Man Sporting Fourth Amendment Across His Chest in Protest of Airport Security Wins Lawsuit

Feb 20th, 2013 Current Affairs

Wired reports that a man named Aaron Tobey stripped to his shorts in a security screening area at a Virginia airport revealing an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment that he had scribbled on his chest.

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Tobey was detained for disorderly conduct prompting him to sue Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, for improper imprisonment, arrest without probable cause, and malicious prosecution, according to his complaint. Last month, Tobey won the lawsuit and $250,000 in damages. In his complaint, Tobey states that the stripping stunt was a “peaceful expression opposing screening policies that he believes infringe on the constitutional rights of American citizens.”

 

You can read Tobey’s complaint here.

You can read the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s opinion here.

You can read the Wired report on the incident here (including picture).

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