A college student was arrested after stripping to his running shorts at a Richmond International Airport checkpoint to protest security procedures. This week, a judge said that he expects to rule by the end of the month on whether or not to dismiss the lawsuit filed by this college student.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson set January 18th as the tentative date for a trial to start on the suit.
The incident centers on an incident on December 30 in which 21 year old Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville, Virginia was detained by Transportation Security Administration. In an effort to make a statement against airport security procedures, Tobey wrote the text of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution on his chest. This amendment is the one that protects Americans against unreasonable search and seizure.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, an attorney for the U.S. Justice Department “argued in favor of a motion to dismiss Tobey’s lawsuit, which claims his constitutional rights were violated.”