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Former SLC Mayor Sues Bush Admin. Officials Over Surveillance of 2002 Olympics

Via Democracy Now:

Rocky Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, has filed a lawsuit over government surveillance of phone, text and email communications that the Bush administration allegedly conducted during the 2002 Winter Olympics. He argues they put a “surveillance cone” over a broad geographic area and violated surveillance laws enacted in the 1970s after the Church Committee hearings exposed similar civil rights abuses.

According to Anderson, the surveillance constitutes a felony under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  His lawsuit is against  the FBI, the NSA, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and others, none of whom have denied the accusations.

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