SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- An attorney says the California Supreme Court will hear statements in the case of Candlestick Park attendees undergoing questionable pat-downs.
Attorney Mark White said while operators of the San Francisco sporting venue maintain the pat-downs are a security necessity, he maintains the personal searches are an invasion of stadium visitors' privacy, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.
"A commercial entity may not constitutionally require its patrons to give up their privacy rights as a condition of doing business," White said in written court documents.
Arguments from both sides begin Tuesday before the state's highest court with a ruling expected within 90 days.
The San Francisco 49ers, the NFL franchise that uses Candlestick for its home games, maintains any ticket-holder is required to submit to a pat-down for security reasons.
Each ticket for a 49ers home game specifically mentions the security action aimed at preventing acts of violence such as a terrorist attack, the team said.
The Chronicle said the state Supreme Court case stems from an appeal by a couple whose lawsuit over the practice was initially dismissed.