Watching: "In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below," The National Law Journal reports. Bloomberg has this report, and Hollywood Reporter has coverage here.
Tracking: The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will rehear a dispute over the warrantless use of GPS trackers, The Legal Intelligencer reports today. The panel ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, which urged the court to find police acted in good faith. Volokh Conspiracy blogger Orin Kerr has this analysis today. The panel ruling is here.
Reforming: The New York Times reports: "A presidential advisory committee charged with examining the operations of the National Security Agency has concluded that a program to collect data on every phone call made in the United States should continue, though under broad new restraints that would be intended to increase privacy protections, according to officials with knowledge of the report’s contents." Coverage here in The Wall Street Journal.
Hacking: Federal prosecutors in Alexandria are seeking a 10-month prison sentence in a computer hacking case in which an aspiring medical student tried to change his MCAT scores. The Washington Post reports: The "tech mercenaries got into the system, though their efforts did not go undetected. Now, the 24-year-old University of Michigan graduate whom prosecutors portray in court papers as a desperate — though not wholly unsuccessful — fraudster could be headed to prison. The government's sentencing memo is here.