A judge in Oregon ruled today that a man who stripped off all his clothes in protest of a TSA inspection was constitutionally protected under state law. John Brennan became fed-up after he was subjected to a search at Portland International Airport and carried out a nude protest, which he said was motivated by the absurdity of the security procedures in place at the airport.
“The irony that they want to see me naked, but I don’t get to take off my clothes off,” Brennan said. “You have all these machines that pretend to do it.”
John Halinski, Assistant Administrator for Global Strategies at the TSA, admitted at a National Journal event that the fine line between improved security and subjecting individuals to the least amount of hassle possible was still something the government was still working on.