Kentucky Republican says he’s taking legal action ‘out of respect for the Constitution.’

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a libertarian group Wednesday asked a federal court to halt the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone data and to purge what already has been stored since 2006.

“On behalf of myself, FreedomWorks and everyone in America that has a phone, we’re filing suit against the president of the United States in defense of the Fourth Amendment,” Paul told reporters in front of a federal courthouse.

“We think the government has overstepped its bounds,” said FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe.

Paul, who has said he is considering a 2016 Republican presidential bid, said the class-action lawsuit he and FreedomWorks filed could involve 300 million to 400 million…

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Rand Paul files lawsuit to halt NSA phone surveillance… Published on: 12 February 2014 | 6:49 pm

Rand Paul files lawsuit to halt NSA phone surveillance

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