Filing 3

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Order to Show Cause by DONALD RUMSFELD, JOHN DOE, JOHN DOE 2. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lin, Jean)

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RUZATULLAH v. RUMSFELD et al Doc. 3 Case 1:06-cv-01707-GK Document 3 Filed 11/02/2006 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ) ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) DONALD RUMSFELD, ) Secretary, United States Department of ) Defense, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) ) RUZATULLAH, et al., Civil Action No. 06-CV-01707 (GK) RESPONDENTS' UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO RESPOND TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Respondents, through undersigned counsel, move for an extension of time of two weeks from November 6, 2006, to and including November 20, 2000, within which to respond to this Court's Order to Show Cause. In support of this motion, respondents inform the Court as follows: 1. On October 2, 2006, Petitioners brought this petition for a writ of habeas corpus claiming that they are Afghani citizens illegally detained by the United States Department of Defense at the Bagram Airfield, a United States military base in Afghanistan. This Court entered an Order to Show Cause, on October 16, 2006, requiring respondents to file a response by November 6, 2006. 2. Respondents anticipate that they will not be able to meet that deadline because of the nature of the issues presented by this case, including the fact that respondents are still in the process of attempting to identify the petitioners among the detainees at the Bagram Airbase. Case 1:06-cv-01707-GK Document 3 Filed 11/02/2006 Page 2 of 2 3. Petitioners' counsel has authorized the undersigned to represent to this Court that they do not oppose the present motion. Dated: November 2, 2006 Respectfully submitted, PETER D. KEISLER Assistant Attorney General DOUGLAS N. LETTER Terrorism Litigation Counsel /s/ JEAN LIN JOSEPH H. HUNT (D.C. Bar No. 431134) VINCENT M. GARVEY (D.C. Bar No. 127191) JUDRY L. SUBAR (D.C. Bar No. 347518) JEAN LIN Attorneys United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Room 7120 Washington, DC 20530 Tel: (202) 514-3716 Fax: (202) 616-8470 Attorneys for Respondents 2

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