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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, saying full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints are violating his rights.

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Ventura filed his lawsuit Monday in federal court in Minnesota. He says the new security measures violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

He’s asking a federal court to order officials to stop subjecting him to these searches.

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Ventura was governor of Minnesota from 1999 through 2002. He now hosts the television program “Conspiracy Theory.”

The lawsuit says Ventura had a hip replacement in 2008, and his titanium implant sets off metal detectors.

He says officials used to scan him with a wand as a secondary security measure, but now, he’s subjected to full-body scans and pat-downs that he says are invasive.

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