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February 12th, 2014
04:42 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, February 12, 2014

1. Mr. President, you're sued. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has made good on his threat to sue the Obama administration over the government's massive surveillance program. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and the conservative group FreedomWorks filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. The suit is seeking to have the bulk metadata collection - which stores phone numbers and times of phone calls - declared unconstitutional based on the Fourth Amendment.  "We don't do this out of disrespect to anyone we do this out of respect to the constitution and out of belief that these decisions cannot be made in secret by a secret court but that they need to be made in open by the Supreme Court," said Paul. In addition to President Obama, the lawsuit also names National Intelligence Director James Clapper, outgoing NSA Director Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey as defendants.

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