Case: National Urban League v. DeJoy

1:20-cv-02391 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Aug. 18, 2020

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding in progress

Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker. According to their summary as of 09/13/2020, USPS enacted operational changes in July 2020 that reduced postal service worker hours, forbade overtime, and directed mail-carriers to leave mail behind under certain circumstances. Plaintiffs claim that USPS (1) intentionally delayed the mail and threatens to unconstitutionally burden voters' fundamental righ…

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of 09/13/2020,

USPS enacted operational changes in July 2020 that reduced postal service worker hours, forbade overtime, and directed mail-carriers to leave mail behind under certain circumstances. Plaintiffs claim that USPS (1) intentionally delayed the mail and threatens to unconstitutionally burden voters' fundamental right to vote; (2) unconsitutionally burdens first amendment free speech rights; (3) implemented these changes without the statutorily required notice and comment; and (4) that these changes exceeded the USPS's statutory mandate and fails to give highest consideration to the timely delivery of letter mail. Plaintiff further claims that these changes will delay delivery of election mail if still in place in November. Plaintiffs seek (1) declarations that the USPS's actions were unlawful, and (2) injunctions halting operational changes and reinstating past USPS practices.

People


Judge(s)

Russell, George Levi III (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bailey, Leslie C. (District of Columbia)

Carson, Lindsey D. (District of Columbia)

Chernof, Kenneth L. (District of Columbia)

Clarke, Kristen M. (District of Columbia)

Freedman, John A. (District of Columbia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Halbig, Benjamin T. (California)

Jacobson, Daniel F. (District of Columbia)

Kedem, Allon (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Russell, George Levi III (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bailey, Leslie C. (District of Columbia)

Carson, Lindsey D. (District of Columbia)

Chernof, Kenneth L. (District of Columbia)

Clarke, Kristen M. (District of Columbia)

Freedman, John A. (District of Columbia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Halbig, Benjamin T. (California)

Jacobson, Daniel F. (District of Columbia)

Kedem, Allon (District of Columbia)

Konkel, Kaitlin (District of Columbia)

McCarthy, Catherine (District of Columbia)

Phillips, Bradley S. (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (District of Columbia)

Saini, Ajay (New York)

Snow, Ryan (District of Columbia)

Tutt, Andrew T. (District of Columbia)

White, Graham W. (District of Columbia)

Winthrop, Douglas Andrew (California)

Wirth, Stephen K. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Echols, Alexis J. (District of Columbia)

Letter, Douglas (District of Columbia)

Zolle, Dayna J (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:20-cv-02391

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 24, 2020

Nov. 24, 2020

Docket
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1:20-cv-02391

Complaint

Aug. 18, 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

Complaint

Resources

Docket

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 18, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes