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Latest NSA revelations could help pending lawsuits

Antone Gonsalves | Aug. 23, 2013
With court documents showing Constitution violated, public opinion also turning as people see something 'deeply wrong is happening with the NSA'

The new disclosures are expected to add to Americans' growing concern that their civil liberties are being trampled. In July, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found 70 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Republicans believed NSA surveillance programs intruded on their privacy rights.

Numerous reform bills have been introduced in Congress, and at least one expert believes the latest revelations will add to Americans' concerns, which over time could grow enough to pressure congressional action.

Peter Ludlow, a professor at Northwestern University who has written extensively about U.S. intelligence work, said,Ã'Â "As the revelations come out, you see people's thinking about this shifting, and people are coming to understand slowly but surely that something deeply wrong is happening with the NSA."


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