Former mayor of Salt Lake City sues NSA for spying on all of his town during 2002 Olympics

Fox 13 (August 21) – Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson has filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency, former President George W. Bush and former Vice-President Dick Cheney over accusations of spying on everyone in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Anderson accused the NSA and the Bush administration of blanket surveillance over everyone in Salt Lake City and the Olympic venues from the start of the opening ceremonies until the closing ceremonies two weeks later.

The lawsuit claims a Fourth and First Amendment violation and seeks class-action status. In his request for damages, Anderson asks on behalf of his clients an injunction “prohibiting Defendants’ continued warrantless surveillance of communications” and also asking the NSA to give his clients the data that was allegedly taken during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

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