On November 9, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined the National Security Agency’s telephony metadata program - for the then remaining 20 days of its existence. But the injunction was limited to the two plaintiffs that were added to the case to get around the D.C. Circuit’s earlier decision finding that the other plaintiffs lacked standing. The next day, the government appealed and moved for a stay, which the D.C. Circuit granted on November 16. It is highly unlikely the court will actually decide the appeal before November 29, when the program is due to expire pursuant to the USA FREEDOM Act.