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ACLU Looking For Plaintiffs In Washington Metro Lawsuit

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WASHINGTON (AP) — American Civil Liberties Union chapters in the Washington area are looking for passengers who want to challenge Metro’s new random bag search policy.

Metro began conducting random inspections of passengers’ bags at entrances to rail stations and bus bays in December — searches ACLU chapters believe are unconstitutional. The executive director of the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, Johnny Barnes, says the organizations are considering filing a lawsuit in federal court in Washington.

The groups are also planning to pass out fliers about the searches and hold a public discussion about them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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