TSA's explanation for why they've yet to convene public hearings is here [PDF]. In the legal brief the agency insists that there is "no basis whatsoever for [the] assertion that TSA has delayed in implementing this Court’s mandate." Then they go on to explain that doing stuff requires lots of paperwork, and that just takes time, and that's really difficult, because, ya know dude, it just does.
As always, the problem with TSA isn't limited to the fact that they're bad at their job. What really frustrates critics is that when critics ask for explanations and transparency, they get stonewalled. This is arguably the classic example, but click the first link in this post for a recent catalog.
We're not here to evaluate the legal merit of TSA's response. But simply as a matter of what words mean, isn't there at least some basis for the assertion that TSA has delayed holding public hearings. 12 months is at least a little delay, right? So let's have an admission on that, and work from there.
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