The California Supreme Court has sent back a case challenging the practice of security patting down fans at games for the San Francisco 49ers. The Court ruled that it lacks sufficient information to determine if the policy is an illegal invasion of privacy. It is the legal equivalent to an incomplete pass.
Two season ticket holders sued the team in 2005 and two lower courts ruled with the 49ers and dismissed the lawsuit. Daniel and Kathleen Sheehan sued with the help of the ACLU but the team argued that fans consent to such searches when they buy tickets.
Here is the opinion: s155742
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