December 9, 2013 - The United States Supreme
Court today heard oral arguments in the case of
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation vs. William
L. Hoeper, a former pilot with the airline.
The court will determine whether Wisconsin
Airlines can be held liable when it reported to
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
that William’s had boarded a flight as a
passenger, was mentally unstable and potentially
armed with a gun.
Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation
Security Act (ATSA) as a result of the September
11, 2001 attack on America. Within the law it
requires the airlines and its employees to
report to TSA any and all potential security
threats to the Nation's air transportation