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In 1976, a Baltimore purse-snatcher got nabbed after prank-calling his victim.
That case laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from terrorists.
But a federal judge now says, the government has gone too far.
U.S. District judge, Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee, believes the program is unconstitional.
In his ruling Monday, Leon said the program "Violates a reasonable expectation of privacy."
The ruling sets up a high-stakes battle over security and spying in America that's expected to be decided by the Supreme Court.