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Case1:05-cv-01458-UNA-AK Document 40 Filed 07/02/2008 Page 1 of 4 



UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 



IN RE: 

GUANTANAMO BAY 
DETAINEE LITIGATION 



Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH) 



Civil Action Nos. 



02-CV 
04-CV 
04-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
05-CV 
06-CV 
06-CV 
06-CV 
07-CV 
08-CV 



0828, 04- 
1254, 04- 
2046, 04- 
0270, 05- 
0392, 05- 
0526, 05- 
0763, 05- 
0877, 05- 
0889, 05- 
0995, 05- 
1124, 05- 
1236, 05- 
1429, 05- 
1490, 05- 
1506, 05- 
1592, 05- 
1623, 05- 
1646, 05- 
1725, 05- 
2083, 05- 
2185, 05- 
2249, 05- 
2370, 05- 
2380, 05- 
2386, 05- 
2477, 05- 
1674, 06- 
1691, 06- 
1761, 06- 
1710, 07- 
987 



CV-1136 
CV-1937 
CV-2215 
CV-0280 
CV-0409 
CV-0569 
CV-0764 
CV-0881 
CV-0892 
CV-0998 
CV-1189 
CV-1244 
CV-1457 
CV-1497 
CV-1509 
CV-1601 
CV-1638 
CV-1649 
CV-1971 
CV-2088 
CV-2186 
CV-2348 
CV-2371 
CV-2381 
CV-2387 
CV-2479 
CV-1684 
CV-1725 
CV-1765 
CV-2337 



04- 
04- 
05- 
05- 
05- 
05- 
05- 
05- 
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05- 
05- 
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05- 
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05- 
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CV-1164, 04- 
CV-2022, 04- 
CV-0023, 05- 
CV-0329, 05- 
CV-0492, 05- 
CV-0634, 05- 
CV-0765, 05- 
CV-0883, 05- 
CV-0993, 05- 
CV-0999, 05- 
CV-1220, 05- 
CV-1347, 05- 
CV-1458, 05- 
CV-1504, 05- 
CV-1555, 05- 
CV-1602, 05- 
CV-1639, 05- 
CV-1678, 05- 
CV-1983, 05- 
CV-2104, 05- 
CV-2199, 05- 
CV-2349, 05- 
CV-2378, 05- 
CV-2384, 05- 
CV-2398, 05- 
CV-0618, 06- 
CV-1688, 06- 
CV-1758, 06- 
CV-1766, 06- 
CV-2338, 08- 



CV-1194, 
CV-2035, 
CV-0247, 
CV-0359, 
CV-0520, 
CV-0748, 
CV-0833, 
CV-0886, 
CV-0994, 
CV-1048, 
CV-1234, 
CV-1353, 
CV-1487, 
CV-1505, 
CV-1590, 
CV-1607, 
CV-1645, 
CV-1704, 
CV-2010, 
CV-2112, 
CV-2200, 
CV-2367, 
CV-2379, 
CV-2385, 
CV-2444, 
CV-1668, 
CV-1690, 
CV-1759, 
CV-1767, 
CV-0864, 



ORDER 



On July 1, 2008, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia resolved by 
Executive Session to designate the undersigned to coordinate and manage proceedings in all 



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cases involving petitioners presently detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so that these cases can 
be addressed as expeditiously as possible per the Supreme Court's decision in Boumediene v. 
Bush, No. 06-1 195, slip op. at 66 (June 12, 2008). Pursuant to LCvR 40.6(a) and 40.5(e), all 
cases involving Guantanamo Bay detainees that have been filed and that may be filed in the 
future will be transferred from the Judge to whom they are assigned to the undersigned for the 
purpose of coordination and management. 1 The transferring Judge will retain the case for all 
other purposes. The undersigned will identify and delineate both procedural and substantive 
issues that are common to all or some of these cases and, to the extent possible, rule on 
procedural issues that are common to the cases. 

Accordingly, it hereby is ORDERED that: 

1 . The parties shall appear for a conference on the record to discuss and schedule 
anticipated proceedings in these cases. The conference shall take place on Tuesday, July 8, 
2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom, which is located on the Sixth Floor of the E. 
Barrett Prettyman Courthouse, 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

2. One counsel for each petitioner presently detained at Guantanamo Bay shall be present 
at the conference, either in person or by telephone, and shall have authority to resolve procedural 
and scheduling matters. 2 All petitioners' counsel, however, shall confer beforehand and 
designate no more than two lead counsel to represent them during the conference. Likewise, 
counsel for the United States also shall designate two lead counsel to represent them during the 



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Excluded from reassignment are all cases over which Judge Richard J. Leon 
currently presides as well as Hamdan v. Bush, No. 04-CV-1519 (Robertson, J.). 
In addition, cases in which the petitioner is detained in a country other than Cuba 
also are excluded from reassignment at this time. 

Because of the Court's limited resources and space, for the purpose of this 
conference only one counsel for each petitioner shall be permitted to appear. 



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conference. Counsel who are unavailable to appear in person should contact Judge Thomas F. 
Hogan's chambers to make arrangements to appear by teleconference. 

3. As an initial matter, the parties shall be prepared to identify a date by which they will 
confer for the purpose of identifying all petitioners who currently have cases pending before the 
Court and eliminating any duplicate petitions that have been filed on behalf of a single 
individual. The Court expects this process to clarify the correct identity of petitioners and avoid 
possible duplication by, for example, eliminating the number of petitioners proceeding under a 
"Doe" surname. The parties also shall be prepared to identify a date by which they will file a 
status report summarizing the status of each case. 

4. All future filings shall be captioned to identify the Miscellaneous Number established 
solely for the purpose of consolidating the proceedings before the undersigned as well as under 
the Civil Action Number originally assigned to the petition. Accordingly, the parties shall adhere 
to the above case-caption format for the purpose of filing all documents in these cases, although 
the only Civil Action Numbers that will be identified on any given filing will be the numbers 
applicable to that particular filing. For example, if the petitioner in Civil Action No. 09-01 1 1 
files a document that applies only to his case, the case caption should be formatted as follows, 
with the "XXX" representing the initials of the appropriate judge: 



IN RE: 

GUANTANAMO BAY 
DETAINEE LITIGATION 



Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH) 

Civil Action No. 09-0111 (XXX) 



If, however, a filing applies to all cases, then it shall be filed exactly as indicated in the caption 
above, which lists all applicable Civil Action Numbers as well as the required Miscellaneous 



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Number. 

5. Pursuant to LCvR 5.1(b), counsel shall not direct correspondence to the undersigned. 
All communications with the Court shall be by motion or other such appropriate filing in 
accordance with the proper filing procedures. 

6. The Court expects professionalism, courtesy and civility to govern the parties' conduct 
at all times during these proceedings. Given counsels' competence and experience, the Court is 
confident that this objective will be accomplished without judicial intervention. 

SO ORDERED. 



July 2, 2008 /s/ 'Thomas <F. Hoggn 

Thomas F. Hogan 
United States District Judge