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Wikipedia to file lawsuit challenging mass surveillance by NSA

The lawsuit alleges that the NSA’s mass surveillance of internet traffic, often called “upstream” surveillance, violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects freedom of speech and association, and the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.

The NSA’s upstream surveillance program captures communications with “non-U.S. persons” in order to acquire foreign intelligence information.

“This kind of dragnet surveillance constitutes a massive invasion of privacy, and it undermines the freedoms of expression and inquiry as well,” ACLU Staff Attorney Patrick Toomey said in a statement.

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So you won’t perform abortions, doctor? Prepare to be sued by the ACLU! WTF!!!

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a hospital in Washington state – because it’s not performing enough abortions to make its plaintiff happy.

The ACLU has filed suit against Skagit Regional Health under the state’s Reproductive Privacy Act, which requires that public hospitals that offer maternity services also offer access to abortions, too.

The complaint is that the hospital – which does some abortions but refers others to Planned Parenthood – doesn’t do enough abortions.

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