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Ghanem v. Obama

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


May 18, 2009

MOHAMMED RAJEB ABU GHANEM, PETITIONER,
v.
BARACK H. OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Colleen Kollar-kotelly United States District Judge

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULING ORDER

The Court held a closed-session Status Hearing in the above-captioned case on May 18, 2009. Based on the Court's discussion with the parties and for the reasons stated on the record, the Court shall set the following schedule for the parties to submit additional briefing.

Accordingly, it is, this 18th day of May, 2009, hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer to narrow or resolve Petitioner's request for additional discovery pursuant to Section I.E.2 of the Case Management Order, as amended, relating to certain medical records associated with Petitioner's interrogations. If the parties resolve Petitioner's request, the parties shall file a Joint Status Report with the Court on or before June 1, 2009, indicating the date by which Respondents shall produce the medical records to Petitioner. If the parties do not resolve Petitioner's request, Petitioner shall file a Second Motion for Additional Discovery on or before June 1, 2009, Respondents shall file an Opposition on or before June 15, 2009, and Petitioner shall file a Reply on or before June 22, 2009.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer to narrow or resolve Petitioner's requests for additional discovery pursuant to Section I.E.2 of the Case Management Order, as amended, relating to photo spreads, interpreter qualifications and proficiency, and specific areas of exculpatory information which Petitioner's counsel will identify. If the parties resolve any of Petitioner's requests, the parties shall file a Joint Status Report with the Court on or before June 8, 2009, indicating the date by which Respondents shall produce the agreed-upon discovery to Petitioner. If any of Petitioner's requests remain unresolved, Petitioner shall file a Second Motion for Additional Discovery on or before June 8, 2009, Respondents shall file an Opposition on or before June 22, 2009, and Petitioner shall file a Reply on or before June 29, 2009.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer to narrow or resolve the issues associated with Petitioner's Motion to Compel relating to the discovery the Court has already ordered pursuant to its February 6, 2009 Order. If the parties resolve the issues associated with this Motion, the parties shall file a Joint Status Report with the Court on or before June 15, 2009, indicating the same. If these issues remain unresolved, Petitioner shall file a Motion to Compel on or before June 15, 2009, Respondents shall file an Opposition on or before June 29, 2009, and Petitioner shall file a Reply on or before July 6, 2009.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner shall respond to Respondents' Memorandum Regarding the Government's Detention Authority Relative to Detainees Held at Guantanamo Bay on or before June 1, 2009. Respondents shall file a Reply on or before June 15, 2009.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondents shall file a Joint Status Report on or before June 15, 2009, proposing a date by which they would be able to produce to Petitioner all additional documents on which Respondents intend to rely to rebut the arguments raised in Petitioner's Traverse.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court shall set additional dates by separate Order for the parties to submit trial briefs and for a pre-trial hearing.

SO ORDERED.

20090518

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