Senator Rand Paul is itching to challenge the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the American Civil Liberties Union has already filed such a suit. Justice Sonia Sotomayor might be glad to see them both there.
A legal challenge to the National Security Agency’s telephone data surveillance program by Senator Rand Paul was followed by a dispute between two high-profile Republican lawyers over authorship of the complaint.
U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled to define the reach of privacy in the digital age, as they considered whether police officers must get a warrant before searching the mobile phone of someone they arrest.
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen to win U.S. Senate confirmation to succeed Ben S. Bernanke as the central bank’s chairman.