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Rand Paul Plots NSA Class-
Action Lawsuit Options

US News, by Steven Nelson

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/17/2013 5:08:34 PM

After months of consideration, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is moving closer to filing a lawsuit in federal court against National Security Agency surveillance programs. A senior Paul staffer says U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon´s Monday decision that NSA opponents have standing to sue over the bulk collection of phone records makes Paul "much more likely" to file his own lawsuit. The senior staffer, who spoke with U.S. News on background, says hundreds of thousands of people volunteered online as possible plaintiffs after Paul first floated the idea of a class-action lawsuit in June. The senator has not firmly decided to

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I hope he goes ahead.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/17/2013 8:34:05 PM     (No. 9657928)

Can we form a Class Action against the Feds for Obamacare ruining our insurance plans and jobs?

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