Senator Rand Paul Wants A Class Action Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance
from the how-about-doing-something-in-congress-first dept
We've been hearing more about outraged Congressional Representatives and Senators concerning NSA surveillance, with Rand Paul announcing that he's going to file a "class action lawsuit" against the administration, and Rep. Justin Amash suggesting something similar. While I appreciate the gesture, it seems like since those two (and others) are in Congress, their time might be better spent seeing what they can do to fix things from there. The lawsuits are going to flow, that seems fairly certain. But we'd already seen Senators and Representatives who tried to alert the world to what was going on prior to the leaks, so why don't Amash, Paul and the others team up and fix things the way they can: by using the legislature to rein in an intelligence community that is out of control, in large part because of permission Congress gave them.