A federal judge has ruled the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of American's phone records is likely unconstitutional.
The data-mining program was revealed by NSA Leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden issued a statement in response to the ruling, saying "Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate American's rights. It is the first of many."
But a Justice Department spokesman says "... we believe the program is constitutional as previous judges have found."
They say, the ruling is being studied.
CNN's Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey ToobinÂ is OutFront.