Article from Town Hall by Katie Pavlich.

Government employees working for the Transportation Security Administration just got a free pass to touch your junk while in uniform at the airport and there’s nothing you can do about it.

According to a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, because TSA employees aren’t technically federal law enforcement, they are immune from nearly all abuse lawsuits. From Reuters:

In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act because they do not function as “investigative or law enforcement officers.”

The majority said it was “sympathetic” to concerns that its decision would leave fliers with “very limited legal redress” for alleged mistreatment by aggressive or overzealous screeners, which add to the ordinary stresses of air travel.

Read the entire article at Town Hall.