Patdowns at Buc's Stadium Likely Unconstitutional

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Taler, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Taler

    Taler New Member

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    Judge rules against Bucs; league defends pat-downs
    July 28, 2006
    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports



    TAMPA, Fla. -- Security "pat-downs" of fans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers games are unconstitutional and unreasonable, a federal judge ruled Friday, throwing into question the practice at NFL games nationwide.

    U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore issued an order siding with a season-ticket holder who had sued to stop the fan searches that began last season after the NFL implemented enhanced security measures.

    Full story here: http://www.sportsline.com/print/nfl/story/9576028

    Appears that suspicionless search is at a standstill, at least for a while, in Tampa, and maybe elsewhere. There really is a 4th amendment, Virginia.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    What I find hard to believe is that, by and large, the fans stand for this. The stadia ought to have been empty last year.
     

  3. jmorin

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