ACLU sues Obama administration over NSA surveillance

FeaturedNewsComments Off on ACLU sues Obama administration over NSA surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the US Government, after it became known that the National Security Agency has routinely received phone call data pertaining to millions of customers subscribed to the telecom company Verizon.

The Guardian newspaper revealed a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court document compelling Verizon to provide the NSA with metadata on the phone calls of subscribers on a daily basis. Journalist Glenn Greenwald has since published more details about the NSA’s doings, and last week a 29-year-old former CIA contractor named Edward Snowden took credit for the leaks. He has since gone into hiding and is the target of a Department of Justice investigation.

Critics are calling the NSA’s practice an example of blanketing, dragnet surveillance that has the potential to freeze First and Fourth Amendment rights, while others are coming forward with their own lawsuits.

Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, filed a lawsuit together with Charles and Mary Ann Strange, the parents of Navy SEAL Michael Strange, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they were denied “reasonable expectation of privacy, free speech and association, right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, and due process rights.”The complaint goes on to say their phone records were accessed in particular because of their“criticism of the Obama administration.”

Read the full article here.

Vince Perfetto

Vince adds diverse experience to the Foundation with a background in broadcasting, accounting, and telecommunications. He loves living in the freest state in America, New Hampshire. With a “Live Free or Die” attitude and a strong independent streak, Vince feels right at home among his fellow N.H. citizens. He was raised to respect others and to work hard to achieve his goals, and thus takes pride in saying he has “the best parents, ever.” When Vince isn’t working on the Foundation, he enjoys hiking, reading, and relaxing with a great New England micro brew.

Comments are closed.

  • Follow Us

    The goal of the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence is to educate citizens on the benefits of the 'Live Free or Die' state peacefully declaring its independence and separating from the federal government of the United States.

             
  • Sign up for our email list

    Sign up for our email newsletter to discover the latest events and opportunities to promote New Hampshire independence. We treat your information confidentially and we'll only send one or two emails per month.
  • Contribute

    Donations from supporters like you are what keep us going. As a 501(c)(3) educational organization, donations to the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence are tax-deductible. Please consider contributing so that we may expand our educational efforts.

    Use the Paypal or Bitcoin buttons below or see additional ways to contribute.



© 2015 Sofarider Inc. All rights reserved. WordPress theme by Dameer DJ.