UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
May 1, 2009
HAMOUD ABDULAH HAMOUD, HASSAN AL WADY PETITIONER,
BARACK OBAMA, ET AL. RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Alan Kay United States Magistrate Judge
Upon consideration of Petitioner Al Wady's Renewed Motion for Direct Contact with Client , the Respondents' Opposition , Petitioner's Reply , Respondents' Supplemental Filing , and Petitioner's Response  it is this 1st day of May, 2009, hereby
ORDERED that Respondents shall promptly permit and facilitate counsel to meet with Petitioner in-person in a hearing room for the purpose of explaining their role as counsel and his rights as a habeas petitioner, so that the Court may ascertain whether his refusal of counsel is knowing and voluntary; and it is further
ORDERED that Petitioner Al Wady shall meet with his designated counsel in a hearing room so that he may inform the Court, via his designated counsel, that his refusal of the assistance of counsel is voluntary and knowing, and whether or not he wishes to abandon his habeas petition.
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