UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
February 23, 2009
SHAKHRUKH HAMIDUVA, PETITIONER,
BARACK H. OBAMA, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Colleen Kollar-kotelly United States District Judge
Respondents filed a Status Report on August 1, 2008, indicating that Petitioner has been approved for release or transfer from Guantanamo Bay by the Department of Defense but that he remains detained by the Armed Forces of the United States at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Government also filed a factual return for the above-captioned Petitioner on January 30, 2009. Respondents have thereafter filed several motions to extend the time to comply with certain obligations arising under the Amended Case Management Order, which Petitioner has not opposed. The Court shall adopt the Case Management Order issued by Judge Thomas F. Hogan in In re Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation, Misc. No. 08-442 (Nov. 6, 2008), as amended December 16, 2008, unless otherwise provided.
The Court shall also require the parties to file a Joint Status Report, on or before March 9, 2009, indicating whether they want to stay the above-captioned habeas proceeding given Petitioner's current status. If the parties do not agree on a stay, they shall provide the Court with the following information in their Joint Status Report:
(1) a summary of the parties' compliance with the Amended Case Management Order;
(2) a final proposed schedule for the submission of all motions, oppositions, filings, or other disclosures, regardless of whether they are contemplated by the Amended Case Management Order.*fn1 The proposed schedule may deviate from the deadlines set forth in the Amended Case Management Order; and
(3) a description of any anticipated problems that may arise during compliance with the proposed schedule.
If the parties cannot agree on a final proposed schedule, the Court shall impose one. Once a schedule has been set, motions for extensions of time shall not be granted absent demonstrable extraordinary circumstances.
The parties shall file their Joint Status Report "jointly." Thus, to comply with this Order, the parties must discuss all of the items set forth above and attempt to eliminate or narrow any disputes, ideally by meeting with each other in person. Going forward, the Court also expects the parties to comply fully with Local Civil Rule 7(m).