“Plaintiffs have also shown that the combination of the reduction in late travel, additional travel and reduced sorting capacity jeopardizes the timely delivery of election mail,” wrote DC District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on Sunday in one of a coalition of state governments including New York .
Last Thursday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in many cases that the judges had decided on changes that he had already planned.
Sullivan ruled that while he didn̵
“It is clearly in the public interest to contain the spread of Covid-19, ensure safe alternatives to personal voting, and demand compliance with the law by the USPS,” Sullivan wrote.
The court order stated that what the USPS did had far-reaching implications.
“While it is clear that Congress did not intend for the courts to micromanage the operations of the USPS, it asked the USPS to comply with the legal requirement of obtaining an advisory opinion from the PRC and prior to implementing ‘ a Change in the nature of postal services that generally affects the statewide, or essentially statewide, service is not micromanaging and the USPS must act within its legal powers.