WASHINGTON — U.S. District Judge Richard Leon today ordered a two-day extension of time for the Justice Department to file its opposition to Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s motion for a preliminary injunction over FOSTA.
“[F]or good cause shown, it is hereby ordered that defendants shall file their opposition to the motion for preliminary injunction by 6 p.m. on July 12, 2018, and that plaintiffs shall file their reply in support of the motion by 6 p.m. on July 17, 2018,” Leon wrote in a signed order this afternoon.
As previously scheduled, Leon will 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.
Justice Department attorneys, as defendants in the suit, will respond to challenges waged by Woodhull Freedom Foundation, the Human Rights Watch, the Internet Archive and two individuals, Alex Andrews and Eric Koszyk.
Woodhull and other plaintiffs sued the government last month following President Trump signing FOSTA into law in early April.