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Rand Paul Suing President Obama
PJ Media ^ | 2-11-2014 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 02/11/2014 4:06:56 PM PST by smoothsailing

Rand Paul Suing President Obama

February 11, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Rand Paul’s political action committee just announced that the Kentucky senator is suing President Obama.

Paul will file his lawsuit on Wednesday morning at the U.S. District Court in D.C., joined by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe.

The class-action lawsuit will be filed against Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey.

The complaint? “I am filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama because he has publicly refused to stop a clear and continuing violation of the 4th Amendment,” Paul said in a statement. “The Bill of Rights protects all citizens from general warrants. I expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court and I predict the American people will win.”

Cuccinelli, acting as lead counsel, said he’s “excited” about the opportunity “to get the courts to affirm the rights protected by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.”

“We have assembled a legal team and we expect to be opposed by the vast resources of the federal government, yet I am optimistic that we will prevail, because we are seeking to protect a cornerstone of the Constitution,” added Cuccinelli, who was defeated in the Virginia governor’s race last fall by Terry McAuliffe.

“This class action suit isn’t about Republican versus Democrat, or progressive versus conservative. This is about defending the basic civil liberties of every American from a government that has crossed the line. FreedomWorks is participating in this suit on behalf of our community of 6 million citizens nationwide, along with any American who has a phone,” Kibbe said. “If you use a phone, you should care about this case. Never in American history has there been such a warrantless gathering of citizens information. We believe it is time to put this before the courts. ”

Paul, Cuccinelli and Kibbe are expected to discuss their case in greater detail on the steps of the courthouse tomorrow after filing the lawsuit.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bho44; cuccinelli; lawsuit; randpaul

1 posted on 02/11/2014 4:06:56 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Why Putin would be a better President than Obama -

Putin is against same sex marriage

Putin is for organized religion

Putin is against gays

Putin is for strong boarder security

Putin is against muslims

Putin is building up his military

Putin is not gay

Putin is feared by his opponents

How Putin and Obama are alike -

They are marxist, socialist and they hate America.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 4:16:48 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: smoothsailing; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...
A someday SCOTUS Ping.

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

3 posted on 02/11/2014 4:18:14 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: smoothsailing

The first order of business after the next congress is sworn in should be impeachment of obama.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 4:18:16 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: TNoldman

I like Putin better than obozo too.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 4:19:11 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: Graybeard58
He has racked up many, many impeachable offenses.
6 posted on 02/11/2014 4:19:33 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: smoothsailing

Dismissed. No standing. /s


7 posted on 02/11/2014 4:21:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: TNoldman

In other words, Russia has a better Marxist socialist than we do...


8 posted on 02/11/2014 4:22:52 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; smoothsailing
A someday SCOTUS Ping.

No doubt you're right.

It's a shame a case of this seriousness can't be expedited, does anyone know if it can be?

9 posted on 02/11/2014 4:23:43 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us...

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:


10 posted on 02/11/2014 4:28:30 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Graybeard58

that was the order months ago when the bastard won an illegitimate election because he is a LIAR and lied about Benghazi and obamacare to get elected. His election was based on lies. It is illegitimate But we have gutless flaccid back stabbing republocrats that allow puking on the constitution and do nothing!! They will do nothing in the future. Hillary is in like flynn.You don’t think we are going to support these fraudulent “conservatives” like bush lite or Romney again — do you. NO!!!


11 posted on 02/11/2014 4:28:48 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: bigbob
In other words, Russia has a better Marxist socialist than we do...

They also have a 13% flat tax, a net positive native population growth and are undergoing a Christian revival, so I guess its a matter of some interpretation how "Marxist" the Russian system is.

12 posted on 02/11/2014 4:29:53 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Jim Robinson; jazusamo

Saw the sarc tag, Jim. :)

heck, I guess any lawful citizen with a phone has standing.

I like the fact that Ken Cuccinelli is lead counsel.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 4:34:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bigbob

Putin’s not a Socialist.

He’s the world’s most successful Fascist.

Socialism would mean he has to share some stuff with the little people.

He doesn’t do that. You’re either in the gang...or not.

In which case, you might want to consider leaving. He’s happy to let you go, something that the Communists weren’t so happy to do.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 4:39:08 PM PST by Regulator
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To: smoothsailing; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; pax_et_bonum; mickie; Maine Mariner; ...
I'm happy to see this no matter the outcome. It'll be constantly shedding the spotlight glare on Obastard and his evil minions right up to the mid-term election.

It's a win, win.

I can't wait till the gutsy Rand, his co-plaintiffs and his attorneys release the details.

I'm sure they've taken steps to negate the "no-standing" crappola....and are on solid ground vis a vis this aspect of any suit.

Leni

15 posted on 02/11/2014 4:39:38 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: smoothsailing
Any Senator out there, who is getting screwed by Obamacare, going to sue the POTUS?
16 posted on 02/11/2014 4:41:05 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: smoothsailing

Good point about any lawful citizen with a phone having standing and I’d guess Paul and Cuccinelli have that in their minds as well as many other reasons.

Between the two of them I seriously they’re going off half cocked on this, neither are dummies.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 4:45:41 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I seriously don’t think...


18 posted on 02/11/2014 4:48:25 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: bigbob
"Commie Pinko Fag" v. "Commie"

I trust you can assign the epithets properly.

19 posted on 02/11/2014 4:49:50 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Politics are just the rules - Power is the game!)
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To: Chgogal

BRIEF FOR AMICI CURIAE SENATOR JOHN CORNYN, SENATOR TED
CRUZ, SENATOR ORRIN HATCH, SENATOR MIKE LEE, SENATOR ROB
PORTMAN, SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12298396/Halbig%20Members%20of%20Congress%20Amicus.pdf


20 posted on 02/11/2014 4:50:29 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: TNoldman

Putin is not a marxist socialist, he’s more dictator capitalist


21 posted on 02/11/2014 4:53:36 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: jazusamo
Between the two of them I seriously they’re going off half cocked on this, neither are dummies.

Agreed, these guys are sharp and high profile. They get air time and news coverage, especially Paul. The media will be hard pressed to bury this story once it gets going, IMO.

22 posted on 02/11/2014 4:54:55 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Thank you!!!

BTW, how did you know my screen is hard of hearing? ; )

23 posted on 02/11/2014 4:54:59 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Chgogal

LOL! I’m half deaf so I yell alot so I’ll know I’m talking! B^)


24 posted on 02/11/2014 4:57:24 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: mac_truck

[ In other words, Russia has a better Marxist socialist than we do...

They also have a 13% flat tax, a net positive native population growth and are undergoing a Christian revival, so I guess its a matter of some interpretation how “Marxist” the Russian system is. ]

It is more Czarist than Marxist at this point...

Which means it is better than the former USSR... but that is about it... Sadly it may get better there than here...


25 posted on 02/11/2014 5:05:08 PM PST by GraceG
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To: TNoldman

Sorry, boarder = border


26 posted on 02/11/2014 6:01:15 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: TNoldman

If I had to choose between Obama and Putin for President, I would vote for Putin.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 6:31:43 PM PST by 41Thunder (It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.)
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To: Graybeard58
The first order of business after the next congress is sworn in should be impeachment of obama.

I second that motion to the nth degree (Xn).

28 posted on 02/11/2014 8:08:02 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Jim Robinson

Standing may actually be a good point. Usually you have to show harm done to your own person to be heard.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 8:09:58 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: smoothsailing
I guess any lawful citizen with a phone has standing

I suppose, but you have to prove personal harm, so hopefully they have that.

30 posted on 02/11/2014 8:11:43 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: smoothsailing

There’s a lot to like about Rand. He comes across more level-headed than his dad, who was actually a very smart guy and understood the dynamics and benefits of the free market like few others. But in a national forum, Ron Paul would just zing off into never-never land. I hope Rand has a more sensible foreign policy approach than his dad, becasue Rand’s domestic view is spot on IMO.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 8:30:11 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

With Ken Cuccinelli as lead counsel, the standing and personal harm elements are locked down, or he wouldn’t be involved. IMO.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 8:36:13 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: PGalt

Well described, PGalt.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 8:42:09 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: smoothsailing

RP is the new Larry Klayman. Worthless.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 2:00:39 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: PapaNew

Thus the declaration of a class-action. We’ll see.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 2:02:18 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: MinuteGal

...Anything to stop this SOB in his tracks. His arrogance is only outdone by his narcissism. (I know...they both mean the same thing...which means there is no end to Obama’s tyrannical actions.) Paul along with a few others, Cruz, etc.... they can take this guy on and win. But Obama has powerful allies and so this needs to be done right.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 5:49:00 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: MinuteGal; Q-ManRN; gonzo
***we expect to be opposed by the vast resources of the federal government, yet I am optimistic that we will prevail***

Listening to Rush today [Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014] I hear him shadowing what I have been saying for a few years: we are seeing STALINISM instituted in order to terminate our Constitutional Republic.

Rush has not really touched on the latest crushing of the Constitution: the executive passing his own law penalizing any company that cuts employees in the wake of Obama Care in order to remain in business. How can one be penalized for violating a law that has not been legally passed? Well, we will see.

Senator Paul is filing his suit in the DC Fed Court - the very court that Harry Reid has made possible for the WH to stack in its favor.

Now, in light of all that I am implying here, I say again [What Rush said today]: What will make Ob@ma leave office in January of 2017? And, even if Hildebeest does win an election, Ob@ma may rule as Putin did in Russia recently - by proxy.

The point of all this is: Who is opposing this power grab in violation of the Constitution? AND - Who trusts the Federal Courts & the SCOTUS to protect the Constitution? Who believes in John Roberts any longer?

We need to do like they did in Egypt last year: take to the streets in the tens of millions! Stop the country from functioning until Constitutional freedom is restored. Ha! There are not that many Americans willing to make the effort! How odd that Egypt has to teach the United States how to preserve some semblance of freedom.

37 posted on 02/12/2014 11:07:54 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Bob Ireland
https://www.defendthe4th.com/

JOIN THE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NSA Click HERE.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

38 posted on 02/12/2014 9:53:05 PM PST by Varmint Al
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