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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 02:10 PM
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(Appeals) Court OKs searches at football games
Source: Associated Press

Court OKs searches at football games

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 52 minutes ago

TAMPA, Fla. - A federal appeals court cleared the way
for pat-down searches to resume at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
home games, rejecting a fan's contention that they violate
his constitutional protection against unreasonable searches.

High school teacher Gordon Johnston successfully challenged
the frisking of fans entering Raymond James Stadium in three
lower courts, but a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals overturned those rulings Tuesday saying
Johnston forfeited his right to challenge the constitutionality
of the pat-downs when he consented to them.

The court also said Johnston doesn't have a constitutional
right to watch a football game, that he was aware of the
search policy before entering the stadium and that the Bucs
can revoke game tickets for any reason.

-snip-

NFL officials have contended such searches, which began in
2005, provide an essential layer of security in an age of
constant terrorism threats.

-snip-

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070627/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_bucs_security
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 02:17 PM
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1. And Liberty in America dies a little bit more
How long, do you think, before we kill her completely?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 02:17 PM
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2. You tend to get a better view from your TV set, anyway...
Sure! Why not strip-searches to get into Walt Disney World next?
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 02:18 PM
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3. The thin end of the wedge....
Edited on Wed Jun-27-07 02:18 PM by Drum


:(
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 12:09 PM
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4. this is nothing new for women....
we've been having our purses searched for years when going to concerts, sporting events ...

not saying it's right
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