Why Has ACLU Been Silent? Oh.
Complaints from Rush Limbaugh tthat the ACLU is ignoring the intrusions into America's civil liberties by the TSA are completely unfounded.
Radley Balko notes that the complaints from everyone from Rush Limbaugh to bloggers you’ve never heard of that the ACLU is ignoring the intrusions into America’s civil liberties by the TSA have one wee problem: They’re completely unfounded.
By all indications, not only has the ACLU not been silent on this issue, they’ve been way out in front of just about everyone else.
Well, sure, they’ve paid lip service. But what have they done, for example, about the new scanners and pat down procedures that has so many of us up in arms?
I’d imagine they haven’t yet filed suit because the new procedures are, well, new. Generally speaking, you need to find someone whose civil rights were violated before you can file a civil rights lawsuit. And this, as the ACLU notes, is one purpose of collecting the stories.
More than a thousand of them so far, apparently.