University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "National Urban League v. DeJoy"
Date September 13, 2020
Author Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Author Institution Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Abstract 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.
Source Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

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