UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
December 31, 2003
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Richard W. Roberts United States District Judge
The defendant announced at the September 24, 2002 hearing in open court that it has now changed its articulated position from the one it took early in this litigation to one more favorable to plaintiffs on whether certain alternative channels of communication on exterior postal properties would violate 39 C.F.R. § 232.1. Defendant also pledged to issue a bulletin to its postmasters directing them to adhere to this changed position. The Court relied on defendant's changed position in deciding the pending summary judgment motions. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, it is hereby
ORDERED that if defendant has not done so already, defendant shall issue to all of its postal installations by January 15, 2004 the text of the USPS Proposed Postal Bulletin filed with this Court on October 4, 2002. It is further
ORDERED that defendant's motion for summary judgment  be, and hereby is, GRANTED. It is further
ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment , be, and hereby is, DENIED.
This is a final, appealable Order.
SIGNED this 31st day of December, 2003.
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