06/30/2011 08:32 am ET Updated Aug 30, 2011

Texas Anti-Groping Legislation Fails To Pass Legislature

The Texas legislature failed Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban invasive pat downs by airport security.

The measure, which would have criminalized "enhanced pat-downs" by Transportation Security Administration agents at Texas airports, originally died on the floor of the Texas Legislature in May. Governor Rick Perry resurrected it as part of his agenda for a special session of the legislature, allegedly addressing pressure from conservatives and Tea party members, reports Reuters.

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