Ibrahim v. Department of Homeland et al

Filing 372

REQUEST FOR BRIEFING MEMORANDA. Signed by Judge Alsup on November 7, 2012. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/7/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 RAHINAH IBRAHIM, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Plaintiff, 12 13 14 15 No. C 06-00545 WHA v. REQUEST FOR BRIEFING MEMORANDA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, et al., Defendants. / 16 17 A “Court Information Officer” from Washington D.C. has contacted the clerk’s office of 18 this district court concerning this case and wishes to travel to San Francisco to show certain 19 documents to the undersigned judge. Afterward, the officer intends to take the documents back 20 to Washington, apparently without disclosure of the documents to plaintiff or plaintiff’s counsel, 21 and without leaving copies for the record. 22 The Court is unfamiliar with such a procedure and requests a memorandum from each 23 side concerning the purpose of any such in-camera disclosure as well as the extent to which 24 counsel (on both sides) should be permitted to view the documents. The memoranda should 25 quote from applicable statutes, regulations, and other legal authority. Be specific. 26 Government’s counsel should instruct the officer mentioned not to visit the undersigned 27 judge until the Court has reviewed the memorandums and has settled on an appropriate 28 procedure. The memoranda are due TUESDAY AT NOON, and must be served on the other side. 1 Five-page replies may be submitted within 24 hours. No ex parte memoranda will be allowed 2 for this limited purpose. In the meantime, it will not be possible for the officer to visit the 3 undersigned. The officer has submitted national security guidelines ex parte but this will not be 4 reviewed until a proper procedure has been decided. 5 A discussion on this issue will be held at the case management conference on Thursday. 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 9 Dated: November 7, 2012. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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