2257 Judge Grants Extension of Time for Proposed Decree

2257 Judge Grants Extension of Time for Proposed Decree

PHILADELPHIA — The federal judge involved in the Free Speech Coalition’s long-running case against the Justice Department over federal recordkeeping laws 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A has extended a deadline for the two parties to propose a decree to settle First Amendment challenges.

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson last month ordered both sides to formulate a judgment that conforms to decisions the court has already made by today.

But that deadline has been supplanted by a new deadline: Monday, July 2.

However, if that deadline passes without agreement between the parties, then each side, separately, must submit their proposed language by Monday, July 9.

The new dates were fueled by the Justice Department’s motion for an extension of time, which Baylson granted.

Justice Department attorneys, in a motion, cited multiple filings due in other cases and out-of-town hearings as reasons for their request for delay.