Daily Dashboard

TSA Petition Closes 2,500 Signatures Short, Other Efforts Move Forward

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 13, 2012

Despite reports that the White House had pulled a petition on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening procedures from its “We the People” website, the Cato Institute’s Jim Harper, who initiated the petition, told the Daily Dashboard it expired on schedule and was short “by about 2,500 signatures, or 10 percent of the 25,000 needed.” Harper added that other “parts of the effort to require the TSA to follow the law are moving forward. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals recently instructed the TSA to answer legal filings calling for it to go forward with the process for public review of its rules.”
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