The brief , organized by the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, supports a lawsuit filed in July by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group based in San Francisco, on behalf of more than 20 groups representing environmentalists, gun makers and religious groups. The suit argues that the NSA’s surveillance programs amount to a violation of the constitutional freedom of association and calls for an end to the bulk collection of telephone records.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Washington Post

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