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Case 1 :05-cv-01458-UNA-AK Document 45 Filed 07/1 1/2008 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-0828, 04-CV-1136, 04-CV 
04-CV-1254, 04-CV-1937, 04-CV 
04-CV-2046, 04-CV-2215, 05-CV 
05-CV-0270, 05-CV-0280, 05-CV 
05-CV-0392, 05-CV-0492, 05-CV 
05-CV-0569, 05-CV-0634, 05-CV 
05-CV-0764, 05-CV-0833, 05-CV 
05-CV-0883, 05-CV-0889, 05-CV 
05-CV-0994, 05-CV-0995, 05-CV 
05-CV-1048, 05-CV-1124, 05-CV 
05-CV-1236, 05-CV-1244, 05-CV 
05-CV-1429, 05-CV-1457, 05-CV 
05-CV-1490, 05-CV-1497, 05-CV 
05-CV-1506, 05-CV-1509, 05-CV 
05-CV-1592, 05-CV-1601, 05-CV 
05-CV-1623, 05-CV-1638, 05-CV 
05-CV-1646, 05-CV-1649, 05-CV 
05-CV-1725, 05-CV-1971, 05-CV 
05-CV-2083, 05-CV-2088, 05-CV 
05-CV-2185, 05-CV-2186, 05-CV 
05-CV-2249, 05-CV-2349, 05-CV 
05-CV-2378, 05-CV-2379, 05-CV 
05-CV-2384, 05-CV-2385, 05-CV 
05-CV-2398, 05-CV-2444, 05-CV 
06-CV-0618, 06-CV-1668, 06-CV 
06-CV-1688, 06-CV-1690, 06-CV 
06-CV-1759, 06-CV-1761, 06-CV 
06-CV-1767, 07-CV-1710, 07-CV 
08-CV-987, 08-1085, 08-CV-1101 
1153 



-1164, 04-CV-1194, 
-2022, 04-CV-2035, 
-0023, 05-CV-0247, 
-0329, 05-CV-0359, 
-0520, 05-CV-0526, 
-0748, 05-CV-0763, 
-0877, 05-CV-0881, 
-0892, 05-CV-0993, 
-0998, 05-CV-0999, 
-1189, 05-CV-1220, 
-1347, 05-CV-1353, 
-1458, 05-CV-1487, 
-1504, 05-CV-1505, 
-1555, 05-CV-1590, 
-1602, 05-CV-1607, 
-1639, 05-CV-1645, 
-1678, 05-CV-1704, 
-1983, 05-CV-2010, 
-2104, 05-CV-2112, 
-2199, 05-CV-2200, 
-2367, 05-CV-2371, 
-2380, 05-CV-2381, 
-2386, 05-CV-2387, 
-2477, 05-CV-2479, 
-1674, 06-CV-1684, 
-1691, 06-CV-1758, 
-1765, 06-CV-1766, 
-2337, 07-CV-2338, 
, 08-CV-1104, 08-CV- 



SCHEDULING ORDER 



Based upon the parties' representations during the hearing held on July 8, 2008, the 



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filings the Court received following the hearing, and the entire record herein, the Court enters the 
following schedule to initially govern this consolidated proceeding. 

1. Status Reports. By Julyl8, 2008, the parties shall each file concise reports 
summarizing the status of each case. If applicable, counsel involved with multiple cases (versus 
multiple petitioners in a single case) may, solely for the purpose of submitting a single status 
report, consolidate their cases. 

2. Joint Report. By July 21, 2008, petitioners and the government shall submit a joint 
report that: 

A. includes a proposed amended protective order and a separate proposed 
protective order for use in cases involving "high-value detainees"; 

B. identifies duplicate petitions that were filed on behalf of a single individual, 
and addresses which of the duplicate petitions should be dismissed; 

C. identifies petitioners currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, whose 
cases were dismissed on jurisdictional grounds, and addresses whether the Court should vacate 
such dismissals; 

E. identifies petitioners who are cleared or authorized for release and the type of 
such release — e.g., whether the petitioner is authorized for release and the government is simply 
seeking a receiving country or whether the petitioner is authorized for release to detention in 
another country — and addresses any objection to consolidation of such cases before one Judge of 
this Court; 

F. identifies all Boumediene-related motions to dismiss and motions to stay that 
are still pending, and addresses whether such motions are moot; 

G. identifies all pending motions that are ripe for decision, and suggests the 



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appropriate time to address such motions and whether they are amenable to common resolution 
by the undersigned; 

H. identifies the cases in which a stay was entered, and addresses whether the 
Court should lift all such stays; 

I. identifies the cases in which an appeal or a petition for certiorari is pending; 
and 

J. includes proposals on how the undersigned should conduct regular status 
conferences. 

K. reports on any agreement for the government to provide unclassified portions 
of the CSRT records to petitioners who have had their CSRT reviews by July 31, 2008. 

3. Simultaneous Briefing on Procedural Framework Issues. By July 25, 2008, 
counsel for petitioners and the government shall each file one brief addressing the following 
issues relating to the procedural framework in which these cases will be resolved and whether 
such issues are amenable to common resolution: 

A. the scope of discovery; 

B. the standard for obtaining an evidentiary hearing; 

C. the standard governing hearsay evidence; 

D. the application of confrontation and compulsory process rights; and 

E. the relevant standards of proof and burdens of production and persuasion, and 
any burden shifting. 

Counsel for petitioners and the government shall file responses by August 1, 2008. 

4. Factual Returns. Beginning with the earliest filed petitions of petitioners currently 
held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the government shall file factual returns and motions to amend 



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factual returns on a rolling basis at a rate of at least 50 per month. 1 The first 50 factual returns 
and motions to amend factual returns are due by August 29, 2008. If the government wishes to 
amend a factual return, it shall move to amend and attach to its motion the proposed amended 
factual return. The Court will allow amendment only where the government establishes cause for 
the amending. Additionally, if the government believes that an individual factual return is 
significantly more complicated than others or a particular detainee's circumstances present 
unique issues that require more time to complete the return such that processing the return would 
delay the overall processing, the government shall move for an exception to the sequencing 
described above. As with amendments, the Court will only allow exceptions where the 
government establishes cause. Similarly, any petitioners who have extraordinary circumstances 
may move before this Court for an exception to the sequencing described above. 
SO ORDERED. 



July 1 1 , 2008 /§/ 

Thomas F. Hogan 
United States District Judge 



1 At this time pending further order of the Court, the government need not file factual 
returns or motions to amend factual returns for the approximately 20 detainees charged with war 
crimes under the Military Commissions Act of 2006.