NSA Infractions: Documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency broke privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress expanded its authority in 2008. The Washington Post has the story.
Limited Oversight: The Washington Post also has a companion piece looking at the limited ability of the secret court tasked with overseeing government surveillance programs to enforce compliance with its orders.
Day of Rage: Egyptians are bracing for more violence as demonstrators loyal to deposed president Mohamed Morsi continued protests in defiance of military forces. The New York Times reports.
Judicial Solidarity: In an unusual show of agreement and public lobbying, The National Law Journal's Todd Ruger reports that the chief judges of nearly every federal district court have joined to warn Congress of the damage budget cuts have done to judicial operations.
Court Conspiracy: The Wall Street Journal has the story of a West Virginia judge arrested yesterday for allegedly orchestrating a plot to arrest and imprison a romantic rival.