Friday, June 14, 2013


Below I wondered if any conservatives would join the ACLU's suit over the NSA's massive data collection operations, such as getting all Verizon phone metadata, and now I have an answer: yes there are!
Republicans Plan To Sue The Government Over NSA Spying
The details of the proposed legal action are still a little nebulous.
posted on June 13, 2013 at 2:50pm EDT
Rosie Gray BuzzFeed Staff

WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and a group of conservative House members announced plans to bring legal action against the government for large-scale surveillance the National Security Agency has been conducting at a press conference on Thursday.

Paul was accompanied at the Capitol Hill Club by libertarian Reps. Thomas Massie and Justin Amash, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and Rep. Mick Mulvaney, as well as the director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union and a representative from the Campaign for Liberty, his father Ron Paul’s group. Newly re-elected Rep. Mark Sanford was also there, standing off to the side, but left early and didn’t speak.

“It could be and I’ll have to see if that works with them,” Paul said when asked if his suit would simply piggyback onto the ACLU’s lawsuit.


Ken Hoop said...

Could this have a halting effect on Obama's push toward war in Syria?

Or will it be used as a diversion
to military moves?

I've read Germany is angry and will demand explanation.

Steve J. said...

Days later I can say that this doesn't seem to have prevented Obama from meddling in Syria... :-(