Edward Snowden Praises Judge’s Ruling Against NSA Phone Surveillance Program

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Former government contractor Edward Snowden praised a federal judge’s ruling against the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance programs on Monday, applauding the judge for bringing the issue “to the light of day.”

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled Monday that the agency’s phone surveillance program was likely in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects individuals against “unreasonable” searches and seizures.

In a statement distributed by journalist Glenn Greenwald and published in the┬áNew York Times, Snowden predicted Leon’s ruling would be “the first of many” against the controversial surveillance practices.

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