The rate case is now in the DC Circuit, where the parties are arguing about what Congress meant when it gave the PRC authority to establish a new rate system.
Yesterday the Postal Service filed a petition to the DC Circuit Court for a rehearing in Carlson v. Postal Regulatory Commission. The case involves the question of whether or not the Commission properly followed the relevant statutes when it approved the Postal Service’s increase on First-Class stamps from 50 to 55 cents. Carlson has argued to the PRC and DC Circuit … Read More
In May a three-member panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by the United Parcel Service challenging a ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning how the Postal Service determines the costs of its products. On July 6, UPS requested a rehearing en banc, meaning that it asked the full D.C. Circuit, which currently has eleven active judges, to … Read More
Courthouse News Service: In a victory for opponents of the U.S. Postal Service’s planned sale of the historic Berkeley, California, post office, a federal judge found Monday that the government could not prove a city ordinance blocking the sale is unconstitutional. In 2011, the Postal Service announced plans to sell the 104-year old neoclassical building, designed by famed architect Oscar … Read More
The City of Berkeley has won its lawsuit with the Postal Service over the rezoning of the downtown area where the historic post office is located. The Postal Service filed this action in federal court back in August 2016. The Postal Service complained that the zoning ordinance enacted by the City of Berkeley in September 2014 had interfered with its efforts to … Read More