US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Link to preliminary injunction in State of Washington, et al v Donald Trump, et al. Chief United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian of the Eastern District of Washington is presiding over this case.

Judge Bastian found that the Postal Services actions were politically motivated and were a deliberate and malicious attempt to sabotage absentee voting and vote by mail in the several States.

The preliminary and nationwide injunction immediately halts any action by the Postal Service to further reduce service. Additionally, it orders reversal of reductions already taken. Sorting machines must be returned to service and post office drop boxes must be restored.

The strict time limitations have been reversed and ALL mail must be delivered everyday, NOTHING left behind on the sorting room floor.

Election mail must be treated as first class mail.

Sadly necessary. And if there is ANY stonewalling or pushback against this order, Judge Bastian should appoint a receiver to take direct control of the Postal Service until at least 14 days after Election Day.

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Damn activist judges!

Sadly unnecessary.

Thank you for your opinion.

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Already addressed by the Postmaster.

You’re welcome.

if the Postmaster was going to do this all anyway, then this ruling is irrelevant, except to legally hold him to his word.

But that’s a big “if”.

Good news!

Thanks for the update. What a world.

Do you apply this to other government officials?

Restored to what point in time? Mail drops have been moved/removed for decades anf so has sorting equipment. And what if it was already in the works nefore the pandemic?

Snow, why ask Safiel that when it would be 100 % covered in the exact court order that was linked in the OP?