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Rand Paul to Lead Class-Action Lawsuit Against Obama over NSA Spying
Breitbart ^ | 01.03.14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/03/2014 1:56:21 PM PST by Chickensoup

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading a class-action lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Americans against President Barack Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) over its spying on the American people, Breitbart News has learned.

Sen. Paul will be discussing the lawsuit in an exclusive appearance on Fox News with host Eric Bolling at 10 PM ET on Friday. Breitbart News has learned that Paul will file the class action lawsuit soon in the D.C. District Court and that he will be filing it as an individual, not as a U.S. Senator. For a U.S. Senator to file a such a class action lawsuit against the President of the United States would be extremely rare.

With regard to NSA spying, this is the first class

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading a class-action lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Americans against President Barack Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) over its spying on the American people, Breitbart News has learned.

Sen. Paul will be discussing the lawsuit in an exclusive appearance on Fox News with host Eric Bolling at 10 PM ET on Friday. Breitbart News has learned that Paul will file the class action lawsuit soon in the D.C. District Court and that he will be filing it as an individual, not as a U.S. Senator. For a U.S. Senator to file a such a class action lawsuit against the President of the United States would be extremely rare.

With regard to NSA spying, this is the first class action lawsuit against such activity. This allows the American people to join together in a grassroots manner against President Obama’s NSA for the first time in the legal system, as all other lawsuits have been individuals suing against the agency.

The focus of the lawsuit will be how the NSA's actions violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The lawsuit will target the NSA’s metadata program

Anyone here signing up?

1 posted on 01/03/2014 1:56:21 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

Rand Paul has guts.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 1:56:50 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

How about defunding that datacenter out in the middle of Utah...


3 posted on 01/03/2014 1:57:35 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Chickensoup

One thing the usurper illegal POSHITUS has taught us is what the word ‘standing’ means.

Gregg Abbott, AG, TX, is doing the same thing re zerocare, waiting for standing, i.e. actual injury sustained, before firing up a massive class-action. He hinted about this today on FNC.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 1:59:32 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Chickensoup

Go Rand GO!!!


5 posted on 01/03/2014 2:01:34 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: MrB

There is also a datafarm in San Antonio. We’re up for some very prickly politics here... but the lines are drawn and becoming visible. Support Stockman to rid TX of our biggest RINO in the primary March 4.

Remind everybody you know to register to vote NOW if they haven’t already.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 2:02:13 PM PST by txhurl
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To: MrB

I am not sure that it can happen. Defunding requires votes from people that can be blackmailed by NSA.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 2:03:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: txhurl

I question why the dummasses put their data centers in southern states where the cooling requirements are so high...

but, then again, they’re not paying for it, we are.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 2:04:37 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Chickensoup

Sicc-em Rover!! Obama will be asking who let the dogs out?


9 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:08 PM PST by lee martell
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To: MrB
Components of the US Cyber comm are in Texas. Thus, they will have a data center near each location.

But, you're correct about the cooling requirements.

10 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:58 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria

And about why they don’t care... :)


11 posted on 01/03/2014 2:10:25 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Chickensoup

Have a question.... Isnt he a member of a body of representatives? Who are representatives supposed to represent? Arent they supposed to represent the peoples interests against the government?


12 posted on 01/03/2014 2:11:42 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Walkingfeather

The article says he is suing as a private citizen. The debauched and self serving Congress probably has laws against politicians suing.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 2:18:14 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Walkingfeather; All

Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.

The US House of Representatives is analogous to a Police Force - - - they “arrest” the perp by Impeaching the perp.

The US Senate is analogous to a Jury of Peers who have the power to throw the Impeached perp off of the taxpayer gravy train, take away his residence, ban him from building a Library paid for by us, and ban him from using his personal Corporate Jet, Air Force One.

Most RINO Americans want to wait, Wait, WAIT! until they control the House, the Senate and the White House.

To those weak-kneeded summer soldier “patriots” I say “Enjoy the Obamanation that you have tolerated since January, 2009.”

In similar manner, we Summer Soldier Conservatives continue to tolerate a wimpy, hand-wringing, sobbing crybaby Speaker of the House Boehner as our sorry chief policeman.

“Oh, if only my best friends across the aisle would just play nicey nice - - - “ is the perfect quote that fire-in-the-belly Socialist-Democrats love to hear from their doormat, cowardly, Obamacrat RINOs.

Yes indeed, as long as we WAIT for things to be PERFECT we will never attack those whose goal is to destroy the US Constitution.

Suck it up you sorry House RINOs, and replace John “Benghazi Coverup” Boehner with SC Rep Trey Gowdey, or SC Rep Joe Wilson.

Without a fire-in-the-belly Republican Speaker of the House, Obamacrat RINOs will continue to cave in to “their best friends across the aisle,” to the unbridled glee of every Democrat voter in America!

Pretend that you are fighting to enforce the US Constitution, House RINOs.

Fight or go home, House RINOs.

FIGHT or we will send you home!

Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 2:19:37 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Walkingfeather

Arent they supposed to represent the peoples interests against the government?


Amnesty - and ditching the cost of insurance for employees - is who’s wielding the cattle prod.

Sarah is right, this is Crony Capitalism of our worst nightmares, worse even than off-shoring all our manufacturing.

Any member of either chamber who isn’t foursquare against amnesty needs to be primaried and placed back into the private sector.

And here’s the worst: we actually dodged a bullet by zero being re-elected, because zero/romneycare would be exactly where it is now if romney won, except Republicans would be blamed for it.

For all the FReepers I’ve insulted for staying home Nov. 2012, I officially apologize.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 2:23:28 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Chickensoup

Love Rand but he’s a tad late now that, thanks to Harry “The Weasel” Reed and his nuclear option, Obozo has just PACKED THE DC COURT and has two of his buds on the SCOTUS! Good luck, Rand.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 2:29:58 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Chickensoup
About time for somebody to get cranking on the stinking IRS also, damn sure the *Boner Bunch* in the House won't.
17 posted on 01/03/2014 2:37:20 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Chickensoup

Count me in.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 2:39:18 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Chickensoup

We should get off our butts and start showing up at the NSA monster’s castle with pitchforks and torches.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 3:03:42 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Chickensoup

Just heard Dr. Paul talk to Buck Ellison (sp), who was subbing in for Hannity.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 3:31:45 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Chickensoup

I STAND WITH RAND!


21 posted on 01/03/2014 3:32:55 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: arderkrag

I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade but my question is, who pays all the legal fees?

Even if Obama lost, what will be the result? Will it benefit the American citizens and will the guilty parties be punished or will they be “held responsible” without consequences?

When I think of government and justice I think of smoke and mirrors. Lots of it.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 4:12:30 PM PST by 353FMG
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