This amendment would make such lawsuits impossible. And Debra J. Saunders has written an article in support of it.
King wrote the immunity amendment to prevent the chilling effect that a lawsuit might have on passengers who see suspicious behavior, but fear losing their homes -- or being stuck with huge legal bills -- if they report it. After all, citizen involvement could be key in preventing another 9-11 attack.I don't know though. False accusations could be a problem as well. "Hey that guys brown skinned. I don't want him on my plane, what if he tries to take over?"
But of course false accusations would only be a problem for the accused; and this bill exists to protect the accusers. The accused are on their own.