The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be considering whether to hear Initiative & Referendum Institute v U.S. Postal Service, 12-722. The Court had set a deadline for the Postal Service to respond to the cert petition by January 14. However, the Postal Service has asked for, and received, an extension until February 13. This is the case against the postal regulation that prohibits anyone from signing a petition while standing on interior post office sidewalks. The petitioner may stand on the sidewalk, but if the passerby wants to sign, the two of them must leave the sidewalk and go elsewhere.
In other U.S. Supreme Court news, the Libertarian Party is asking the Court to hear its lawsuit over whether write-in votes for declared presidential candidates must be counted (Libertarian Party v D.C. Board of Elections, 12-836). The response of the Board of Elections is due February 7.