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WASHINGTON — The Woodhull Freedom Foundation and other plaintiffs have asked a federal appeals court for more time to file briefs in its bid to block enforcement of FOSTA.

The request, which is unopposed by the Justice Department but hasn’t yet been approved by the court, would extend the submission of Woodhull’s opening briefs by at least a month, moving the deadline into mid-February.

Woodhull was originally scheduled to deliver its opening brief by Jan. 14.

If approved by the court, Woodhull would produce its opening brief by Feb. 13, and Justice Department attorneys would respond by March 15.

Woodhull attorneys said additional time is requested because of previous winter holiday commitments, as well as a number of briefs scheduled previously in other legal cases.

In the case, Woodhull contends the law amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which previously provided companies immunity from most liability for publishing third-party content, violates the First and Fifth Amendments.

With the appeal, Woodhull is asking a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit to toss a decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s order that granted the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit over the enforcement of FOSTA.

Along with Woodhull, other plaintiffs include Human Rights Watch, Eric Koszyk, Alex Andrews and the Internet Archive.

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