Filing 1582

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Traverse to Respondents' Amended Factual Return by MAHMOOD SALIM AL MOHAMMED (Kauffman, Samuel)

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IN RE: GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION Doc. 1582 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN RE: Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH) GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION Civil Action No. 05-247 (HHK) PETITIONER'S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME TO FILE TRAVERSE TO RESPONDENTS' AMENDED FACTUAL RETURN Petitioner, Mahmoud Salim Al-Mohammed, respectfully moves for a 30-day enlargement of time, to and including March 16, 2009, to file his traverse to Respondents' amended factual return. The grounds for this motion are set out below. Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7(m), counsel for Petitioner has consulted with counsel for Respondents concerning this motion, and Respondents have no objection to the enlargement of time sought. Under Section I.G. of the Amended Case Management Order, dated November 6, 2008, as amended, December 16, 2008 (the "CMO"), in effect in this habeas corpus proceeding, Petitioner's traverse is due 14 days after Respondents "file[] a notice relating to exculpatory evidence under Section I.D.1 of this Order or within 14 days of the date on which the government files the unclassified factual return, whichever is later." Respondents filed the unclassified factual return on December 12, 2008, and they filed the notice pursuant to Section I.D.1 of the CMO on January 30, 2009. Thus, Petitioner's traverse is now due on February 13, 2009. An enlargement of time is warranted for two reasons. First, counsel have not yet had an opportunity to review the unclassified, amended factual return with their client. Counsel are currently scheduled to meet with their client in Guantanamo on February 25, 2009. They expect that this visit will substantially assist in formulating the scope and content of Petitioner's traverse. Second, while Respondents have filed their Section I.D.1 notice, and while Respondents have also responded, on January 30, 2009, to Petitioner's request for mandatory discovery under Section I.E.1 of CMO, in Petitioner's view there are still a number of outstanding issues regarding the adequacy of Respondents' disclosure. Until these are resolved, either by mutual agreement or a motion to compel, it would be premature for Petitioner to file his traverse. Petitioner represents that he will not file a motion pursuant to section I.E.2 of the Case Management Order during the period of the requested extension and given that representation, Respondent does not oppose this motion. WHEREFORE, Petitioner respectfully submits that his unopposed motion for enlargement of time should be granted. Respectfully submitted, By /s/ Samuel C. Kauffman._____ Robert C. Weaver, Jr. OSB # 80135 Samuel C. Kauffman, OSB # 94352 John C. Rothermich, OSB # 07168 GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER Eleventh Floor 121 SW Morrison Street Portland, OR 97204 Tel.: (503) 228-3939 Fax: (503) 226-0259 By /s/ Eldon V.C. Greenberg______ Eldon V.C. Greenberg D.C. Bar # 159558 GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER Fifth Floor 1000 Potomac Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20007 Tel.: (202) 965-7880 Fax: (202) 965-1729 Dated: February 5, 2009 2 Attorneys for Petitioner

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