Filing 1605

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION by ROBERT M. GATES, DONALD RUMSFELD, DAVID M. THOMAS, BRUCE VARGO, JOHN DOE, GEORGE W. BUSH, RICHARD B. CHENEY, CONDELEEZA RICE, MICHAEL V. HAYDEN, GEORGE TENET re (1527 in 1:08-mc-00442-TFH) MOTION to Dismiss or, Alternatively, to Hold in Abeyance, (84 in 1:08-cv-01207-RWR) MOTION to Dismiss or, Alternatively, to Hold in Abeyance (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Wolfe, Kristina)

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IN RE: GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION Doc. 1605 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________ ) IN RE: ) GUANTANAMO BAY ) Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH) DETAINEE LITIGATION ) ___________________________________ ) ) ) AL-NASHIRI, ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) Civil Action No. 08-1207 (RWR) ) BARACK OBAMA, ) President of the United States, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) ) WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION TO DISMISS HABEAS PETITION WITHOUT PREJUDICE OR, ALTERNATIVELY, TO HOLD HABEAS PETITION IN ABEYANCE PENDING COMPLETION OF MILITARY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS On February 5, 2009, the Convening Authority for the Military Commissions withdrew without prejudice all charges and specifications sworn against Petitioner Abd Al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed Al-Nashiri. See Order of Convening Authority (Feb. 5, 2009) attached as Exhibit A. Accordingly, Respondents hereby withdraw their Motion to Dismiss Habeas Petition Without Prejudice or, Alternatively, to Hold Habeas Petition in Abeyance Pending Completion of Military Commission Proceedings (dkt. no. 84). Date: February 11, 2009 Respectively submitted, MICHAEL F. HERTZ Acting Assistant Attorney General /s/ Kristina A. Wolfe JOSEPH H. HUNT (D. C. Bar No. 431134) VINCENT M. GARVEY (D.C. Bar No. 127191) TERRY M. HENRY PAUL E. AHERN KRISTINA A. WOLFE Attorneys United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch P.O. Box 883 Washington, D.C. 20044 Tel: (202) 353-4519 Fax: (202) 616-8202 Attorneys for Respondents

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