Libertarian-leaning and likely 2016 presidential contender Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced plans on Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama and the NSA over Fourth Amendment violations.
On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) demonstrated the seriousness with which he views President Obama and the National Security Agency's actions with regards to the Fourth Amendment.
Paul, a Libertarian-leaning Republican and a likely GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential contest, announced his intention to sue President Obama and the NSA over what the senator sees as broad violations of American liberties, The Hill reported.
The Fourth Amendment stipulates that the American government not participate in unreasonable search and seizures unless a clearly defined search warrant is obtained in advance.
“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,” Paul stated, according to The Hill report. “The Bill of Rights protects all citizens from general warrants.”
In the wake of the Edward Snowden NSA revelations, the White House has been under pressure domestically and internationally to demonstrate more restraint with regard to the agency's wide-scaled spying operations.
"I expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court and I predict the American people will win," Paul said, according to a CNN report on the matter.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announces a class action lawsuit over NSA spying revelations that he has filed along with FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe (R) against U.S. President Barack Obama, outside the U.S. District Court in Washington February 12, 2014