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July 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Nurse sues Obama over surveillance

What about Bush?

Anna J. Smith and her husband, Peter, at their home in Idaho. She filed a suit in federal court in Idaho against the government's surveillance practices unveiled by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Her husband, a commercial litigator who has never handled a constitutional or national security case, is her attorney. [Photo for The Washington Post by Jerome A. Pollos]

Anna J. Smith and her husband, Peter, at their home in Idaho. She filed a suit in federal court in Idaho against the government’s surveillance practices unveiled by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Her husband, a commercial litigator who has never handled a constitutional or national security case, is her attorney. [Photo for The Washington Post by Jerome A. Pollos]

Anna Smith has decided to sue the president of the United States for collecting data on her and everyone else. [“Idaho nurse sues Obama over surveillance program,” News, July 26.]

At least this president has the oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act court.

I wonder where her outrage was when George W. Bush did the same thing without any judicial oversight.

Carol Barber, Kent

Comments | More in Politics | Topics: bush, foreign intelligence service act, NSA

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