I guess he wasn’t told yet how Homeland Security wanted him to rule:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A court hearing challenging the government’s tactics in a criminal investigation of the WikiLeaks website has been canceled.

Three Twitter users are challenging the government’s attempts to obtain some of their account information as part of a wider probe into WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

A federal magistrate in Alexandria has already ruled in favor of the government, and prosecutors say the Twitter users’ appeal is delaying their investigation.

U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady had been scheduled to hold a hearing Friday on the Twitter users’ appeal, which is backed by the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But the judge canceled the hearing and will instead issue a ruling after reading both sides’ written briefs.