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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases
Civil Action Nos.
02-CV-0299 (CKK), 02-CV-0828 (CKK),
02-CV-1130 (CKK), 04-CV-1135 (ESH),
04-CV-1136 (JDB), 04-CV-1137 (RMC),
04-CV-1142 (RJL), 04-CV-1144 (RWR),
04-CV-1164 (RBW), 04-CV-1166 (RJL),
04-CV-1194 (HHK), 04-CV-1227 (RBW),
04-CV-1254 (HHK), 04-CV-1519 (JR)
ORDER ADDRESSING DESIGNATION PROCEDURES
FOR "PROTECTED INFORMATION"
On November 8, 2004, counsel for respondents in these coordinated cases filed a motion
requesting the Court to designate as "protected information" the unclassified information
contained in the respondents' factual returns to the petitions for writs of habeas corpus that is not
filed on the public record. Counsel for certain petitioners filed responses stating that they could
not take a position on the respondents' motion until they or a designated representative had an
opportunity to review the material that the respondents seek to have declared "protected."
hi the interest of the efficient administration of these proceedings, it is hereby
ORDERED that should counsel for respondents in these consolidated cases wish to have
the Court deem any information "protected" pursuant to the Court's November 8, 2004 Amended
Protective Order and Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees at the United States Naval
Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, counsel for respondents shall disclose the information to
qualified counsel for petitioners and attempt to reach an agreement regarding the designation of
the information prior to filing a motion with the Court. "Qualified counsel" for petitioners
means those counsel who have satisfied the necessary prerequisites set forth in the Amended
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Protective Order for the viewing of protected information.
It is FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for petitioners shall treat such disclosed
information as "protected" unless and until the Court rules that the information should not be
designated as "protected."
It is FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for petitioners shall make their best efforts to
designate one attorney as a representative to review the information on their behalf and to
negotiate with counsel for respondents prior to the filing of any motions to deem information
With respect to the November 8, 2004 Motion to Designate as "Protected Information"
Unclassified Information in Factual Returns to Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus That is Not
Filed on the Public Record, it is hereby
ORDERED that counsel for respondents shall deliver the information they seek to be
deemed "protected" to the Court Security Officer at the designated secured facility on or before
November 17, 2004.
It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Court Security Officer shall notify counsel for the
petitioners of the location of the secured facility on or before November 12, 2004.
It is FURTHER ORDERED that petitioners' counsel shall review at the secured facility
the information at issue and shall notify the Court of their position with respect to the designation
of the information on or before November 19, 2004.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
November 10, 2004 /s/
JOYCE HENS GREEN
United States District Judge