Easy prediction: If Rand Paul takes lawsuit against NSA to the Supreme Court, he’ll lose
The self-important uber-libertarian once again is PEDDLING NONSENSE:
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took to Fox News Sunday to declare his legal opposition to the NSA’s surveillance programs. “I’m going to be seeing if I can challenge this at the Supreme Court level,” Paul said.
“I’m going to be asking all the internet providers and all of the phone companies: ask your customers to join me in a class action lawsuit,” Paul told host Chris Wallace. “If we get ten million Americans saying we don’t want our phone records looked at, then maybe someone will wake up and something will change in Washington.”
For starters, Paul is wrong if he thinks the Supreme Court will be swayed by a petition bearing 10 million signatures. That’s not the way the high court decides constitutional issues.
For another thing, numerous legal challenges have failed to result in any Supreme Court rulings against the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.
Of course, Paul could be right if he thinks public pressure might persuade Congress to change laws regarding NSA snooping. But he shouldn’t count on the Supreme Court doing that job.