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The Guardian: NSA Surveillance Program Violates The Constitution, ACLU Says

The Guardian: NSA Surveillance Program Violates The Constitution, ACLU Says

In a detailed court motion filed Monday as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the NSA, ACLU says program has 'chilling effect'

Karen McVeigh in New York
theguardian.com, Tuesday 27 August 2013 15.31 EDT

The National Security Agency's mass tracking and collection of Americans' phone call data violates the constitution, has a chilling effect on first amendment rights and should be halted, accord to a court motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday.

In a detailed, legal critique of the NSA programme, the ACLU warned that such long-term surveillance "permits the government to assemble a richly detailed profile of every person living in the United States and to draw a comprehensive map of their associations with one another."

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