Pro Pilot Plans to Challenge TSA in Court

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Michael Roberts is a professional pilot who refused to submit to a TSA full-body scan, or pat down, complicating things for himself and his employer, and bringing a direct Fourth Amendment challenge to the authority of the TSA that he now plans to resolve in court. AVweb spoke to Roberts and asked why he did it, how his actions have affected his relationship with his employer and what he hopes comes of it all. Roberts said he wasn't motivated by politics and is grateful to have the choice to refuse the scan. But that doesn't get him past the TSA checkpoint to do his job. "I'm not willing to sacrifice my personal civil liberty for a job or ... a false sense of security."