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Text of the Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on June 10, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 10, 2013 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).

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Calendar No. 83

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1121

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 7, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

June 10, 2013

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

A BILL

To stop the National Security Agency from spying on citizens of the United States and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013 .

2.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

The Bill of Rights states in the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution that The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized..

(2)

Media reports indicate that the National Security Agency is currently collecting the phone records of American citizens.

(3)

Media reports indicate that the National Security Agency has secured a top secret court order in April 2013 from a court established under section 103 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ( 50 U.S.C. 1803 ) for the telephone records of millions of American citizens.

(4)

Media reports indicate that President Barack Obama’s Administration has been collecting information about millions of citizens within the borders of the United States and between the United States and other countries.

(5)

The collection of citizen’s phone records is a violation of the natural rights of every man and woman in the United States, and a clear violation of the explicit language of the highest law of the land.

3.

Rule of construction

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution shall not be construed to allow any agency of the United States Government to search the phone records of Americans without a warrant based on probable cause.

June 10, 2013

Read the second time and placed on the calendar