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Lawsuit Settled Over Airport Search

Lawsuit Settled Over Airport Search

A lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested after stripping to his shorts at a Richmond airport checkpoint has been settled. Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville had claimed airport police and Transportation Security Administration officers violated his free-speech rights. Tobey was detained in December 2011 after partially disrobing to display the text of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment on his chest. The amendment prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. The Rutherford Institute says the settlement reached last month called for Richmond airport police to take part in a two-hour training course on the First and Fourth Amendment rights of passengers and others.