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There is breaking news now on Fox News Channel the first lawsuit over the NSA phone spying program has now come.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit calling the government's collection of phone records a gross infringement.
Of our freedoms.
Trace Gallagher with these brand new with the details of this -- lawsuit -- In the process national got a reading through the affidavit certainly not surprising because the -- -- back in 2006 also see the NSA under the Bush Administration saying you've got to stop spying on us so.
This was certainly coming surprise that it came so soon but what they're saying the ACLU is that this violates basically our rights to free speech our rights to privacy in our rights to association pointing out by the way.
That Verizon which of course is the company that turned over millions and millions of phone records.
They're saying that Verizon is also the carrier for the ACLU and that they do a lot of work with whistle blowers.
And legislators and clients and they feel like their privacy is also being violated.
I just wanna read this -- -- again this is directly from the affidavits of bear with me it says and I'm quoting here.
The practice is -- -- snatching every American's address book.
With sanitation -- dealing with whom we spoke to when we talk for how long and from where it gives the government a comprehensive record of -- associations and public movements revealing.
A wealth of -- -- about her familial political professional religious.
And intimate associations.
Again that goes to the very heart of the privacy argument that they -- detailing in this.
The ACL you also says the executive branch is overreaching in this because they say the executive branch in the under the NSA law.
It has to be related to foreign intelligence or terrorism.
And the gathering up of all this information -- Willy Nilly for Americans violates that that's the ACLU's stance on this ship we have not yet gotten a response from the administration.
Their response to this lawsuit from the ceiling and when we do get it will bring you -- Trace thanks very much for the update --
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