The U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, currently has the lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service regulation that prohibits petitioning on interior postal sidewalks. As of July 19, all the briefs have been filed. The case is Initiative and Referendum Institute v U.S. Postal Service, 10-5337. This case was first filed in 2000 and was delayed for years by a U.S. District Court Judge, who finally ruled in favor of the Postal Service on September 8, 2010. Only after he ruled was the case permitted to go to the U.S. Court of Appeals.