USPS Flouted Court Orders To Make Extra Trips, NY Says

Law360 (May 27, 2021, 5:05 PM EDT) — The state of New York slammed the U.S. Postal Service’s bid to scale back its operations amid litigation seeking to ward off delivery delays ahead of the 2020 election, telling a District of Columbia federal court that the agency already defied orders to restore service levels.

The USPS “did nothing” in response to the federal court’s injunction enjoining Trump-era postal service policy changes like the elimination of extra and late-night trips, New York argued in a Wednesday brief. The state is opposing the USPS’ bid to clarify the injunction to allow the agency to decline extra and late-night trips in limited circumstances.

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled the operational changes in July, sparking legal pushback from New York and other states and jurisdictions that have sued alongside the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and disenfranchised primary voters.


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