Sen. Paul and FreedomWorks ask a federal court to halt the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone data and to purge what has been stored since 2006. They believe the government is overstepping and say the class-action lawsuit could involve 300 to 400 million Americans. Paul tells reporters in front of the federal courthouse:
On behalf of myself, FreedomWorks and everyone in America that has a phone, we’re filing suit against the president of the United States in defense of the Fourth Amendment.
The matter now before the court is whether a single warrant empowers the NSA to conduct mass surveillance against phone users.