Durham Family Sues TSA Over Screening Procedures

A Durham lawyer and his family are suing the Transportation Security Administration over its security screening procedures, claiming the process violates their rights.

Jonathan Blitz filed suit in federal court in Raleigh on Friday on behalf of himself, a woman named Marla Tuchinsky and their child.

In his lawsuit, Blitz says Tuchinsky refused to walk through full-body scanners on two occasions at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. On both occasions, she was given a pat-down by TSA employees, which the lawsuit says caused humiliation and emotional distress.

Blitz says the heightened security measures are a violation of the family's Fourth Amendment rights.

A TSA spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said the security procedures are there for the safety of travelers.

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