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AnotherOne

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 5:04:58 PM



Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA surveillance

"Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining with a conservative group and Virginia’s former attorney general to sue President Obama and other top administration officials.

They allege that the administration is violating the Fourth Amendment by collecting Americans’ phone metadata and are seeking a ruling that would halt the program and purge all previously collected data from government databases.

"There's a huge and growing swell of protest in this country of people who are outraged that their records would be taken without suspicion, without a judge's warrant and without individualization," Paul said at a press conference after filing the lawsuit in Washington, D.C. He predicted it would be a “historic lawsuit” that goes all the way to the Supreme Court."

Apparently Senator Paul has said that there will be "millions" of people who will sign on to be part of the suit.

I will let you know about that if I find out how to do that - or if it is even true.

And you do the same if you find out.

Will be be successful in suing a sitting President?

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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 6:04:28 PM



Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second

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IammeCA
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 6:24:45 PM

"3. Why is Rand Paul wasting everyone's time with this, other than the theatrical value for him?"

Since the place to sign up and join the suit is on his campaign site, I would guess that increasing his mailing list might be one reason.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 6:13:05 PM

good news
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 6:06:33 PM

1. "Class action lawsuit" is redundant.

2. The plaintiffs are seeking a ruling that would halt the NSA surveillance program and purge the collected data. What difference does the number of people joining the lawsuit make?

3. Why is Rand Paul wasting everyone's time with this, other than the theatrical value for him?



[Edited by: MiddletownMarty at 2/12/2014 6:06:27 PM EST]
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 5:09:59 PM



You can sign up to join the lawsuit here!

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