Ibrahim v. Department of Homeland et al

Filing 505

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR HEARING by Hon. William Alsup denying 503 Motion for Hearing.(whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/23/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 RAHINAH IBRAHIM, 10 Plaintiff, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 9 12 13 14 No. C 06-00545 WHA v. ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR HEARING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, et al., Defendants. / 15 16 Plaintiff’s counsel contends that the government may have reviewed plaintiff’s emails as 17 part of the recently-publicized PRISM program. The government has refused to answer 18 questions on this topic from plaintiff’s counsel via email correspondence and has requested that 19 plaintiff’s counsel adhere to standard discovery procedures. Dissatisfied with this response, 20 plaintiff’s counsel has filed a “request for hearing” that does not comport with the local rules or 21 the Court’s supplemental order (Dkt. No. 359). 22 The “request for hearing” constitutes an end-run around the discovery rules and is 23 accordingly DENIED. Plaintiff’s counsel is requested to please comply with the Civil Local 24 Rules and the Court’s supplemental order for all future filings. 25 26 IT IS SO ORDERED. 27 28 Dated: July 22, 2013. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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