Date: November 18, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
3rd and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
(Washington, D.C., November 17, 2013). Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor who was on the trial team that broke up AT&T, today announced that federal judge Richard Leon will hold a hearing tomorrow to consider enjoining the National Security Agency (“NSA”) from continuing to violate the constitutional rights of Americans with its PRISM program. Specifically, the NSA has violated the privacy rights of over 300 million citizens by accessing their cell phone, Internet and social media communications without regard to their having any connection to terrorists or terrorism.
Klayman, who is legal counsel, and several other plaintiffs, including the father of an NSA cryptologist personnel support of SEAL Team VI who was shot down by the Taliban on August 6, 2011 during a mission called Extortion 17, and who has been critical of the NSA, the military brass and President Obama concerning the death of his son Michael, have filed these class action lawsuits. This father, Charles Strange, has evidence that the NSA has been accessing his cell phone and Internet communications. So too does Klayman, who represents Mr. Strange. Klayman is a high profile activist and legal advocate of conservative and other causes some consider adverse to President Obama and his administration. There are also other examples of NSA spying at issue before the court.
If the court rules in plaintiffs’ favor, the NSA and the government as a whole will be preliminarily enjoined from continuing to use its unlawful, overly broad application of its PRISM program to continue indiscriminately spying on American citizens who have no connection to terrorists or terrorism.
Klayman’s cases were the first filed after whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed NSA’s illegal conduct. Snowden’s American lawyers have been invited to be present at the hearing.
All interested persons and the media are invited to attend the hearing and a press conference will be held immediately following it on the courthouse steps off of Constitution Avenue.
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