On October 13, 2015, John W. Whitehead appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show to discuss Smart Cities, global police and some of The Rutherford Institute’s cases. “John Whitehead does amazing work,” noted Beck at the conclusion of the interview.
In response to a Fourth Amendment lawsuit filed by attorneys for the Rutherford Institute, government officials insist they had “probable cause” to arrest a 37-year-old disabled man, allegedly because of his slurred speech and unsteady gait.
The Supreme Court is designated as the ultimate protector of constitutional rights, but the guarantee of protest and free speech ends on the steps to the plaza in front of the court’s grand marble temple, a unanimous federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.
The Rutherford Institute has filed a lawsuit against the TSA over its unregulated use of whole body imagers, which have been likened to virtual strip searches, in the nation’s airports. Security experts have described whole body scanners as the equivalent of "a physically invasive strip-search."
The Albemarle County-based Rutherford Institute is suing the Transportation Security Administration for its use of whole-body imaging scanners in U.S. airports, which the nonprofit likens to “virtual strip searches.”