Academic Decries Scanners

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The silence from academia on the number one homeland security story—airport scanners— has been somewhat surprising but recently broken. At George Washington University “Law professor Jeffrey Rosen said the scanners are unconstitutional and has signed onto a lawsuit that hopes to block use of the scanners in airports across the country,” Asthaa Chaturvedi wrote in The GW Hatchet today. “Rosen serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research center that has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the use of the scanners.”

“He penned an editorial in the Washington Post Sunday, calling the scanners invasive and a violation of constitutional rights.” Can this welcome burst of reason from the Ivory Tower be because, unlike other policies scholars have to recommend, professors actually have to live under this one?

Most of them fly, or have until now. As they said in Animal House, “Road Trip!”

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.

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