Rand Paul Brings NSA Phone Dragnet Class Action

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 3:20 PM EST) -- As expected, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., launched the latest broadside at the National Security Agency’s warrantless hoarding of phone call metadata, filing a proposed class action in federal court on Wednesday claiming the program violates the Fourth Amendment.

By limiting the suit to a lone constitutional challenge, Paul hopes to advance the debate over the NSA’s bulk collection of domestic phone call records to the U.S. Supreme Court as quickly as possible, the outspoken NSA critic and his attorney Ken Cuccinelli said at a press conference...
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