Rand Paul to Officially File Suit Against Obama, NSA, FBI, Others, Tomorrow

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been talking about a potential
lawsuit over illegal surveillance for months–see
Reason‘s previous coverage
–and tomorrow it becomes
real, according to a press
release at RandPac’s site

On February 12, 2014, Rand Paul will join Matt Kibbe, President
of FreedomWorks, and lead counsel Ken Cuccinelli in announcing a
class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Director of
National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of National Security
Agency Keith Alexander and FBI Director, James Comey….

Rand Paul stated: “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. 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.”

Matt Kibbe added “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. 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.

The filing parties are holding a press conference on the matter
tomorrow at 11 a.m. eastern. Scott Shackford
blogged earlier today
on today’s “Day We Fight Back” against
surveillance, complete with Rand Paul video. The fight gets rougher

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