Gun, Drug Rights Advocates Unite Against NSA Surveillance

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- An unlikely coalition made up of Unitarians, gun rights groups, marijuana legalization advocates and others sued the National Security Agency in California on Tuesday, claiming the government’s vast telephone surveillance program violates the First, Fourth and Fifth amendments.

The suit concerns the so-called “associational tracking program," which the plaintiffs say empowers the government to collect information about millions of phone calls transmitted across major telecommunications networks every day, in violation of constitutional privacy, free speech and free association protections.

The diverse roster of plaintiffs, led by...
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