RICHARDSON et al v. TRUMP et al

Filing 14

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by GINA ARFI, CHRISTOPHER CARROLL, TERESA RICHARDSON, AIDA ZARGAS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Androphy, Joel)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ------------------------------------------ x - - - - - - - RICHARDSON, CHRISTOPHER CARROLL, TERESA : GINA ARFI, and AIDA ZYGAS, : : Case No. 20-cv-02262 (EGS) Plaintiffs, : -against: : DONALD J. TRUMP, in his official capacity as President of : the United States, : : LOUIS DEJOY, in his official capacity as Postmaster : General of the United States, : : UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, : : Defendants. : : - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x: : : [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING : PLAINTIFFS’ APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION : : Plaintiffs’ Application for a Preliminary Injunction is granted. It is hereby ORDERED : that Defendants shall immediately: : : (1) return postal operations and restore postal service to that in place on January 1, 2020; : : (2) replace or restore the removed the high-speed sorting machines and mailboxes that : have been taken out of service and put them back into operation; : : (3) restore overtime pay and lift the hiring freeze so that USPS can hire additional : employees when and where necessary to ensure the timely processing and delivery of : mail-in ballots; : (4) make all late mail deliveries instead of letting mail:be delayed or go undelivered; : (5) restore seasoned employees to their former positions, including the employees who were reassigned or displaced in the recent USPS reorganization; and (6) refrain from any and all other conduct that is intended to interfere and/or interferes with Plaintiffs’ fundamental right to vote in United States elections, including but not limited to the 2020 presidential election. A subsequent Order appointing a Special Master to oversee the implementation of this Order will follow. Signed this __________ day of August, 2020 at Washington, D.C. _______________________ Emmet G. Sullivan United States District Judge 2

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