Rand Paul Files Suit Against Obama Over NSA Surveillance

Joined by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli


Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining with a conservative group and Virginia's former attorney general to sue President Obama and other top administration officials.

They allege that the administration is violating the Fourth Amendment by collecting Americans' phone metadata and are seeking a ruling that would halt the program and purge all previously collected data from government databases.

"There's a huge and growing swell of protest in this country of people who are outraged that their records would be taken without suspicion, without a judge's warrant and without individualization," Paul said at a press conference after filing the lawsuit in Washington, D.C. He predicted it would be a "historic lawsuit" that goes all the way to the Supreme Court.