• Court documents revealed that the NSA illegally collected millions upon millions of phone call and message records on innocent Americans. As one Bloomberg News report stated, the NSA "deliberately ignored restrictions on their authority to spy on Americans multiple times in the past decade."

    Just since the lid was blown off our federal government's domestic surveillance programs in the summer of 2013, we've seen story after story hit the press regarding NSA abuses, including NSA employees spying on ex-lovers and spouses (a practice so common it became known as "LOVEINT"), refusing to say whether or not it's spied on members of Congress (which would destroy any ability for Congress to oversee the rogue agency), and effectively gutting attorney-client privilege by holding confidential records.