The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled on May 7 that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of U.S. call records is illegal, stating that Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow such bulk collection of domestic calling records.
On Tuesday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned its own opinion given last year by a three-judge panel and decided that individuals do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their historical cellphone records and therefore no warrant is needed to obtain those records.
Officials in California are appealing an order by an appellate court for the California corrections department to provide sex reassignment surgery to a transgender prison inmate. On Monday, state officials also filed a request for a stay with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.