Recent NSA Ruling Applauded By Some Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

Federal judge ruled the intelligence agency's metadata program was likely unconstitutional


A court ruling against the NSA data-mining programs brought vindication for several senators who have long warned against the agency's sweeping surveillance powers.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's Monday finding that the NSA's surveillance programs is likely unconstitutional brought a judicial victory to the legislative quests of Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats such as Ron Wyden of Oregon, Mark Udall of Colorado and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, all strong critics of the NSA's reach into Americans' lives.