Postal News Blog--According to a copy of the order posted at, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the USPS request for expedited consideration of its appeal against the Postal Regulatory Commission’s ruling in the exigency rate case. The court set November 23 as the deadline for submission of the postal service’s brief. The PRC’s response is due on January 14. The USPS reply brief is due two weeks later on January 28, after which the court could reach a decision, or schedule further proceedings. Read the DC Circuit Court of Appeals Order here.