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New United front against NSA

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    The NSA has caused a very diverse group, who would normally not be near the others in this unlikely alliance, to form up and unite in legal action against the NSA because of the NSA's pervasive spying. Below is a small excerprt from the full Article and a link to the full article.

    Excerpt:

    "A coalition of activist and advocacy groups have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency and FBI, alleging that the government's collection of phone metadata is a violation of their First Amendment rights. The most pervasive, technologically advanced surveillance system in the world could end up hobbled by a Los Angeles church, some gunsellers, and a few marijuana advocates. As was prophesied.
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    "Which explains the motley group the EFF has assembled to join its lawsuit. In the lawsuit, each explains its advocacy activity. The First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles works for social justice. NORML works to decriminalize marijuana. The Council on American Islamic Relations does what you'd expect. The California Association of Federal Firearm Licensees represents gun manufacturers and sellers. Human Rights Watch watches human rights—including those of whistleblowers. Each of these groups has joined the suit as a plaintiff, each seeing how the collection of data could make it easier for the government to observe their activism."

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