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They filed a brief on Tuesday of this week

According to The Hill, Democratic Sens. Mark Udall (Colo.), Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Martin Heinrich (N.M.) filed a brief Tuesday in support of a lawsuit that aims to end the NSA's bulk collection of phone records. 
 
The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of civil liberties groups led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. According to the suit, the NSA's bulk collection violates constitutional rights to free speech, privacy and free association.


The three senators said that the NSA's method of bulk data collection doesn’t do much to counter acts of terrorism. In fact, they believe a more "targeted" form of surveillance would be more effective. 
 
"[The senators] have reviewed this surveillance extensively and have seen no evidence that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records has provided any intelligence of value that could not have been gathered through less intrusive means," said the senator's lawyers.
 
Not all senators feel the same way, though. Just last week, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told German newspaper Der Spiegel that Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, should absolutely take responsibility for the leaks by resigning or getting fired. Instead of combating the NSA's methods, McCain believes the agency should've done a better job keeping it a secret. 

Source: The Hill





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