Lawyers for the federal government filed papers Monday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit by former Gov. Jesse Ventura that claims airport searches were unconstitutional.
It was a procedural move by the government; KSTP News said the dismissal papers argue that challenges to aviation and security-related Transportation Security Administration orders must be filed in the courts of appeal.
Ventura’s lawsuit, filed in January against the TSA and Department of Homeland Security, claims that airport scans and searches violated his “rights under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.”
Ventura’s attorney, David Olsen, told the New York Daily News at the time: “He’s not seeking any money damages, he doesn’t want to get rich through this lawsuit. In fact, he could be financially harmed, if anything.”