The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit finally issued its decision, in Obama v. Klayman, on the government's telephony metadata program - long after the Second Circuit found the program illegal, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found it legal, and Congress rendered the issue largely moot (as of this fall) by substantially amending the program. However, the D.C. Circuit did not address the merits of the suit, but simply held that the plaintiffs had failed to establish standing to seek a preliminary injunction. Nevertheless, it remanded to the district court for limited discovery on the jurisdictional question of whether the plaintiffs in fact have standing. And on remand, the district court judge wasted no time in explicitly instructing the plaintiffs on how to expeditiously move the case forward, establish standing, and allow him to find the program unconstitutional again – all before the program ends in a few weeks.