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posted by robind on Thursday February 13 2014, @09:31PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the broken-clock dept.

This was submitted via the forum, edited by mattie_p. sl4shd0rk writes:

"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has decided to take a stab at stopping the illegal activity of the NSA by filing a class action lawsuit aimed at President Barack Obama and members of the intelligence community. The suit is at least the third filed at the Federal level since the Snowden revelations were made public. The previous two suits are almost guaranteed to end up in the Supreme Court, as federal judges disagree on the constitutional legalities of the NSA program."

Paul's suit is the first class action lawsuit against the NSA. If you want to join the suit yourself, be prepared to leave some contact information with his Political Action Committee, and then get hit up for a donation. Interestingly enough, there was some controversy about the text of the lawsuit, but not in a legal sense. Paul, a known plagiarist in speeches, was falsely accused of plagiarizing this lawsuit by the Washington Post.

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  • (Score: 1) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday February 13 2014, @11:38PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@soylentnews.org> on Thursday February 13 2014, @11:38PM (#59) Homepage Journal
    If it were anyone but Rand Paul, I'd be more impressed. Guy tilts at windmills like there's no tomorrow. Probably get thrown out for lack of standing like the rest anyway.
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    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
    • (Score: 1) by AudioGuy on Friday February 14 2014, @04:03AM

      by AudioGuy (24) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 14 2014, @04:03AM (#62) Journal

      Yes, just playing to his base.

      He is going to spend a lot of money on lawyers, uselessly, that would be much better spent if he just donated it to EFF or ACLU.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 15 2014, @04:43AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 15 2014, @04:43AM (#134)
      He seems like a crazy guy, but maybe crazy can be useful sometimes.
  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by mattie_p on Thursday February 13 2014, @11:45PM

    by mattie_p (13) on Thursday February 13 2014, @11:45PM (#60) Journal
    Since this is my first repost from the forum, should I include a hyperlink to the submission next time? I can easily link the forum post.