American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California et al v. United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Filing 30

AMENDED ORDER ENLARGING TIME FOR DEFENDANT TO MOVE FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT re 28 Stipulation filed by United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement. Motion Hearing set for 6/17/2009 09:00 AM.. Signed by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton on 12/16/08. (nah, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/16/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 GREGORY G. KATSAS Acting Assistant Attorney General JOHN R. TYLER ISAAC R. CAMPBELL United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 6130 Washington, D.C. 20530 Tel: (202) 616-8476 Fax: (202) 616-8460 isaac.campbell@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendant Department of Homeland Security UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Plaintiff, v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) PJH 08-2744 AMENDED STIPULATED REQUEST FOR AN ORDER ENLARGING THE TIME FOR DEFENDANT TO MOVE FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Civil L.R. 6-2, the parties, through undersigned counsel, hereby stipulate to an enlargement of time, up to and including Friday, March 20, 2009, for Defendant to move for summary judgment. 1 Counsel for Plaintiff has stipulated to this extension request. As grounds for this stipulation, Defendant states as follows: 1. On September 19, 2008, the parties participated in a joint case management conference in which, inter alia, the Court ordered the parties to continue their attempts to settle this matter, if possible. 1 Defendant's summary judgment motion is currently due on December 15, 2008. Stipulated Request For Order Changing Time of Due Date of Def's Summ. Judg. Mot. 08-2744 (PJH) 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2008. 2. After the joint case management conference, counsel for the parties met and attempted to narrow the scope of this dispute. 3. Pursuant to those discussions, the parties stipulated to an extension of time to allow Defendant the opportunity to broaden the parameters of one of its searches in an attempt to locate information responsive to plaintiffs' FOIA request. Additionally, Defendant also engaged in an internal review of responsive documents to make determinations regarding segregable material. 4. Defendant has completed its internal review, and after internal Agency discussion and consultation with plaintiff's counsel, on December 9, 2008, the Agency determined that it could release, in part, 691 pages of documents responsive to plaintiff's March 6, 2007 FOIA request. 5. This supplemental production of documents will be produced to plaintiff on December 15, 6. Additionally, pursuant to the broadened search parameters, Defendant has uncovered approximately 980 pages of additional documents responsive to plaintiff's request. The documents will be released in part after agency processing. 7. Given the voluminous number of documents to be processed and the press of business with Defendant's other FOIA cases, Defendant estimates that it will need until approximately February 13, 2009 to redact the documents that have been located, and will provide the documents to plaintiff at that time. 8. The parties stipulate and request that Plaintiff be granted two weeks thereafter to review the documents to make a determination as to whether further litigation in this matter is warranted. The parties stipulate that Plaintiffs will inform Defendant of their position by February 27, 2009. 9. The parties further stipulate and request that, if the parties are unable to amicably settle the instant action, Defendant's summary judgment motion would be due three weeks thereafter, on March 20, 2009. Defendant's counsel notes that he will be out of the office during the week of March 9, 2008. 6. This stipulation is supported by the Declaration of Catrina Pavlik-Keenan, ICE FOIA Officer, filed herewith. Defendant has sought a previous extension of time in this case. Stipulated Request For Order Changing Time of Due Date of Def's Summ. Judg. Mot. 08-2744 (PJH) 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 7. As additional time for the Agency to process any responsive material may result in the settlement of this matter without the need for further litigation, Plaintiff is not prejudiced by this extension request. In fact, Plaintiff has stipulated to this request. 8. An extension of the due date for Defendant's motion for summary judgment would require the current briefing schedule to be altered. The parties propose the following modified schedule: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due on Friday, March 20, 2009 Plaintiff's Opposition/Cross-Motion due on Friday, April 17, 2009 Defendant's Reply/Opposition due on Friday, May 1, 2009 Plaintiff's Reply due on Friday, May 8, 2009 Summary Judgment Hearing Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Wednesday, June 17, 2009 For the reasons set forth above, and in the Declaration of Catrina Pavlik-Keenan, ICE FOIA Officer, the parties hereby move for an order granting Defendant until Friday, March 20, 2008, to move for summary judgment and further adjusting the briefing schedule as agreed to by the parties. Dated: December 12, 2008 /s/ Isaac R. Campbell JOHN R. TYLER ISAAC R. CAMPBELL United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Rm 6130 Washington, DC 20530 Tel: (202) 616-8476 Fax: (202) 616-8460 /s/ Rocky Tsai KATHLEEN D. PATTERSON (CA SBN 124768) ROCKY TSAI (CA SBN 221452) RUTH KWON (CA SBN 232569) MARIKO MIKI (CA SBN 244920) ERIN REDING (CA SBN 252691) MICHELLE LEUNG (CA SBN 252937) ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP The Orrick Building 405 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105-2669 Tel: (415) 773-5700 Fax: (415) 773-5759 S DISTRICT Attorneys for Plaintiff TE C Attorneys for Defendants UNIT ED ORDER S TA PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: December 16 , 2008 3 N F D IS T IC T O R A Stipulated Request For Order Changing Time of Due Date of Def's Summ. Judg. Mot. 08-2744 (PJH) ER C LI FO H hyllis J. Honorable Phyllis J.Judge P Hamilton amilton R NIA O OR IT IS S DERED RT U O NO RT H

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