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ON THE HILL Rand Paul Fights U.S. Drone Surveillance Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo

Sen. Paul Fights Drone Surveillance

A drone war on Capitol Hill? Sen. Rand Paul proposed a bill on Tuesday that would require the government to obtain a warrant before conducting surveillance in the U.S. with aerial drones. Paul’s Preserving Freedom From Unwarranted Surveillance Act is a rebuttal to this year’s Federal Aviation Administration funding bill, which makes it easier for law-enforcement agencies to use drones in the U.S. Senator Paul said his new proposal targets “unwarranted government intrusion” through the use of drones and would allow Americans to sue the government for violating the act. “Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics,” Paul said Tuesday.

June 13, 2012 11:43 AM