Justice Department Must Respond to FOSTA Suit by Tomorrow

Justice Department Must Respond to FOSTA Suit by Tomorrow

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s opposition to Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s motion for a preliminary injunction over FOSTA will be due tomorrow by 6 p.m.

Justice Department attorneys last week asked a federal judge to extend by two weeks their response to the suit that challenges the constitutionality of the new law that amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which previously provided companies immunity from most liability for publishing third-party content.

But U.S. District Judge Richard Leon yesterday reset the schedule.

The Justice Department must file their opposition by tomorrow evening, and Woodhull and other plaintiffs must reply by Tuesday, July 17, by 6 p.m.

Leon is scheduled to hear the motion for preliminary injunction on Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m., in his courtroom at U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

In the lawsuit, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation — along with the Human Rights Watch, the Internet Archive and two individuals, Alex Andrews and Eric Koszyk — is represented by attorneys Bob Corn-Revere, Ronald London, Daphne Keller, Lawrence Walters and counsel from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.