It Isn't Just Airports
After noting that "if you think visitors to the the Douglas County, Colorado courthouse should pass through a full-body scanner, you’re insane," Apollo at Federalist Paupers writes:
The 4th Amendment allows for reasonable warrantless searches, but here we have a woman getting patted down because a nude image of her body revealed a piece of paper in her back pocket that’s not reasonable. If this device is so wildly inaccurate (or if the security guards are so terribly trained) that it cannot tell the difference between something potentially dangerous and a Junior Deputy Sheriff sticker, then this is a goddamned sham. Phoney baloney nonsense designed to pat down everybody who gets summoned to jury duty or needs to register a corporation.
This is insane. It’s a jawdroppingly stupid waste of security resources... And to have it as a requirement before entering a courthouse a building that people are legally obliged to enter makes it doubly odious.