US Lawsuits Contest Legality of Government Surveillance

An unusual coalition of U.S. political advocacy and religious groups has filed suit contesting the legality of the government’s surveillance of Americans’ telephone records.

The coalition, represented by a digital rights advocacy group called the Electronic Frontier Foundation, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. It claims the spying by the country’s clandestine National Security Agency is “an illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance.”

The lawsuit …

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