IN RE: GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION

Filing 985

NOTICE of Filing Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Access to Classified National Security Information & Acknowledgment by JOBRAN SAAD AL-QUHTANI re (409 in 1:08-mc-00442-TFH, 44 in 1:05-cv-02387-RMC) Order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Clarke, Rachael)

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IN RE: GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION Doc. 98 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. 05-2387 (RMC) NOTICE OF FILING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING REGARDING ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION & ACKNOWLEDGMENT Pursuant to the Protective Order and Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ("Protective Order') issued by this Court on September 11, 2008, counsel for Petitioner Jobran Saad Al-Quhtani hereby file an executed original o f the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Access to Classified National Security Information ("MOU") on behalf of Geoffrey M. Kintzer. According to the terms of the Protective Order entered by this Court in the abovecaptioned case, "Petitioners' counsel to be provided access to classified information shall execute the MOU appended to this Protective Order, and shall file executed originals with the Court and submit copies to the [Court Security Officer] and government counsel. Such execution, filing, and submission of the MOU is a condition precedent to a petitioner's counsel having access to, or continued access to, classified information for the purposes of these proceedings." Protective Order, 17. The Protective Order further provides, "[w]ithout authorization from the government or the Court, protected information shall not be disclosed or distributed to any person or entity other than . . . petitioners' counsel, provided such individuals signed the Acknowledgment . . . attesting to the fact that they read this Protective Order and agree to be bound by its terms." Id. 35(a). dc-541468 1 Dockets.Justia.com The Protective Order defines "petitioners' counsel" to include paralegals employed or engaged in to assist in the litigation. Id. 11. Geoffrey M. Kintzer is a paralegal employed by Morrison & Foerster LLP. Mr. Kintzer assists Morrison & Foerster LLP attorneys in their representation of Petitioner and has security clearance. In order to accompany Morrison & Foerster LLP attorneys on visits with Petitioner at Guantanamo, and access classified and protected information concerning Petitioner, the Protective Order entered in this case requires that Mr. Kintzer file an executed MOU and an Acknowledgment, which are attached here as Exhibit A. Dated: November 14, 2008 Respect fully Submitted, /s/ Rachael Clarke Charles E. Patterson Skye H. Donald MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP 555 West Fifth Street, Suite 3500 Los Angeles, CA 90013 Tel. (213) 892-5200 Fax: (213) 892-5454 Michael A. Jacobs Rachael Clarke Mathew W. dos Santos MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP 425 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel. (415) 268-7000 Fax (415) 268-7522 Email: mjacobs@mofo.com Email: rclarke@mofo.com Email: mdossantos@mofo.com George Brian Busey, DC Bar No. 366760 Ketanji Brown Jackson, DC Bar No. 460651 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 5500 Washington, D.C. 20006 dc-541468 2 Tel. (202) 887-1500 Fax (202) 887-0763 Email: gbusey@mofo.com Email: ketanjijackson@mofo.com Attorneys for Petitioner dc-541468 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that I today caused the foregoing Notice of Filing of Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Access to Classified National Security Information & Acknowledgment to be served electronically via the Court's Electronic Case Filing System which will send notification to all counsel of record, and copies o f the executed original to be delivered by U.S. Mail to the government counsel in the above-captioned matter and to the Court Securit y Officer: Judry L. Subar Scott M. Marconda Terry M. Henry Alexander K. Haas Kathryn C. Mason Andrew I. Warden U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Tel. (202) 616-9193 Fax (202) 616-8470 Email: judry.subar@usdoj.gov Email: scott.marconda@usdoj.gov Email: terry.henry@usdoj.gov Email: alexander.haas@usdoj.gov Email: kathryn.mason@usdoj.gov Email: andrew.warden@usdoj.gov Dated: November 14, 2008 Christ ine E. Gunning Court Security Officer 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 5300 Washington, D.C. 20530 /s/ Theresa Rollins Theresa Rollins dc-541468 4

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