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DHS Gets Public Comment Whether It Wants It Or Not

OverTheGeicoE (1743174) writes | about 2 years ago

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OverTheGeicoE (1743174) writes "The motion to force DHS to start its public comment period is still working its way through the court (DHS: 'we're not stonewalling!', EPIC: 'yes you are!'). While we wait for the decision, Cato Institute's Jim Harper points out another way for the public to comment on body scanners, tsacomment.com. Even before this site existed, of course, the government was receiving public comment anyway in the form of passenger complaint letters, which they buried in their files. Even so, the public can get a chance to view those comments as the result of Freedom of Information Act requests. An FOIA request about pat-downs by governmentattic.org yielded hundreds of pages of letters to the government from 2010, including frequent reports of pat-down induced PTSD and sexual abuse trauma."
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Link correction (1)

OverTheGeicoE (1743174) | about 2 years ago | (#41325733)

I should have added 'http://' to the beginning of the link for governmentattic.org. I'm sorry about the oversight. Please add this for me if this story goes to the main page. Thanks.

America is finished (1)

overmoderated (2703703) | about 2 years ago | (#41326497)

And it's about fucking time. The world is tired of bullies.
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