On August 25, the U.S. Department of Labor appealed the nationwide temporary injunction against enforcement of its “Persuader Rule.” The injunction, issued by a federal court in Lubbock, Texas, has drawn national attention because of its nationwide scope. Two other lawsuits challenging the rule are pending in federal district courts in Arkansas and Minnesota.This summer, shortly before the Texas court issued a preliminary injunction, the Minnesota court declined to issue a preliminary injunction. The Arkansas court decided not to rule on a preliminary injunction after the Texas court enjoined the rule. In all three cases, the courts will ultimately have to make a final decision on the merits of the challenges and decide whether to permanently enjoin the rule. The injunction in the state of Texas remains in place while the appeal is pending.