Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

July 10, 2013

Suit filed by Richmond airport protester settled

RICHMOND, Va. — A lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested after stripping to his running shorts at a Richmond airport checkpoint to protest security procedures has been settled.

Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville had claimed airport police and Transportation Security Administration officers violated his free-speech rights. Tobey was detained in December 2011 after partially disrobing to display the text of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment on his chest. The amendment prohibits unreasonable search and seizure.

The Rutherford Institute represented Tobey. The organization says the settlement reached last month called for Richmond airport police to take part in a two-hour training course on the First and Fourth Amendment rights of passengers and others. Airport officials also agreed to review rules affecting free speech.

Airport spokesman Troy Bell says the training already has been completed.

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