AAN Joins Civil Liberties Groups in Demand to End NSA Surveillance
june 24, 2013 03:00 pm
AAN has joined a coalition of over 100 media and civil liberties organizations in a letter to the United States Congress
demanding public transparency and an end to the NSA's surveillance program:
The StopWatching.us campaign has called for a number of specific legal reforms in addition to calling for an investigation, including reform to the controversial Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which was cited in the shockingly broad FISA order that demanded Verizon hand the NSA phone records data on millions of its US customers. The groups also call on Congress to reform the FISA Amendments Act, the unconstitutional law that allows, nearly without restriction, the government to conduct mass surveillance on communications going into and out of the United States. The letter and petition also demand that Congress amend the state secrets privilege, the pernicious legal tool the government has asserted in an attempt to block judges from deciding the constitutionality of the NSA’s domestic spying program.