Drudge: Rand Paul: Supreme Court should review NSA programs (video)Submitted by P. Nicholson on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 12:45
Rand Paul: Supreme Court should review NSA programs (video)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday called for a Supreme Court review of the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's top-secret surveillance programs, arguing that congressional hearings and new safeguards announced by President Obama might not be sufficient to ensure privacy rights.
"I think the constitutionality of these programs needs to be questioned, and there needs to be a Supreme Court decision that looks at whether what they are doing is constitutional or not," Paul told Fox News Sunday.
The Washington Post reported this week that the NSA broke privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times per year, according to an internal audit revealed by former defense contractor Edward Snowden.