You may recall from our previous post that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals set April 17, 2017, as the due date for the government’s brief in its appeal of the nationwide injunction of the so-called “persuader rule.” The government asked for and received another extension of its highly anticipated brief until May 17, 2017.
But, the 17th came and went last week, and all that happened was….another extension. The new deadline is June 16, 2017. So, we will all have to wait a little longer to learn whether the Trump Administration intends to file a brief, and thus continue to defend the rule proposed under the previous Administration, or withdraw its appeal, allowing the injunction the trial court issued to stand.
We will continue to provide updates as they develop.