Senator Wyden has been sounding the alarm for awhile about the disturbing amount the National Security Adminsitration has been spying on people and their records -- in an effort to fight terrorism.
"First of all I think it's astounding a current federal judge said the surveillance practice would make James Madison aghast. And on top of that, I hope it will serve to convince those who defend the status quo, that the law has not kept up with technology changes and as a result our citizens and employers are being damaged."
Wyden believes the judge's ruling condemning the NSA's data collection, will help win support for his legislation to curb it.
Wyden expects the Senate to consider the bi-partisan legislation early next year.