ACLU Sues White House Officials Over Surveillance Program

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday targeted U.S. defense and intelligence leaders over the Obama administration's admitted collection of millions of Verizon Communications Inc. subscriber records, arguing that the practice is unconstitutional and like “snatching every American's address book.”

In a complaint filed in New York federal court, the ACLU claims that the Patriot Act — the Bush-era legislation that expanded the scope of government surveillance, purportedly to assist in terrorism-related investigations — does not allow such a sweeping collection of data.

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