Filing 16

ORDER approving the proposed redaction by the government relating to 1 MOTION MOTION FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO CERTAIN SEALED COURT RECORDS filed by THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. Signed by Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 11/25/08. (Attachments: # 1 Return in 02mj458, # 2 Warrant in 02mj458, # 3 Return in 02mj459, # 4 Warrant in 02mj459, # 5 Warrant in 02mj460, # 6 Return in 02mj461, # 7 Warrant in 02mj461, # 8 Return in 02mj462, # 9 Warrant in 02mj462, # 10 Chegne Motion to Seal, # 11 Chegne Order to Seal, # 12 Hatfill Motion to Seal, # 13 Hatfill Order to Seal)(jeb, )

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IN THE RI.ATTER OF THE SEARCH OF A RESIDENCE AT A h D ASSOC1:iTED BASEMENT STORAGE ) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRlCT COURT FOR THE DlSTRlCT OF COLUMBIA 1 ) ) ) Misc. No. WASHINGTOK, DC, ROOM, and a ) ) ) .32- 0461LlUNDER SEAL 01 a' 1994 CHA.hIPAGNE TOYOTA CORO1,LA bearing V I N l o c a t e d in WASHINGTON, D.C. - ) ) Ha\,ing considered the Govenlrnent's Motion for an Order to Seal the Search Warrant and related docurilents, and Hairing found this Court has the inherent power to seal affidavits in support of search warrants to protect an ongoing investigation and the safety of confidential witnesses. State of Arizona v. Mapenny, 672 F.2d 761,765 (9th Cir.); Matter of Sealed AffidaviUs) to Search Warrants, 600 F.2d 1256 (9th Cir. 1979). See also Shea v. Gabriel, 520 F.2d 879 (1st Cir. 1975); United S t a t s v. Hubbard, 650 F.2d 293 (D.C. Cir. 1980); Washington Post v. Robinson, 935 F.2d 282,290 (D.C. Cir. 1991); and Having found that sealing the search warrant and the supporting affidavit in the abovecaptioned matter will protect an ongoing investigation and protect the safety of an incarcerated confidential witness, the tvlotion of the Government is HEREBY GRANTED, and IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Search Warrant issued in the above-captioned matter, as well as the search warrant application, the supporting affidavit signed by Special Agent Mark Morin, and sealing this Motion and this Court's Order shall be sealed until hrther order of this Court, and it is AND HEREBY FURTI-IER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall provide to the United States Attorney's Office certified copies of the Search Warrant and related pleadings in this case upon request u Time: - I HO 'EJUDGE cc: Kenneth C. Kohl Assistant U.S. Attorney United States Attorney's Office Trelnsnationalhlajor Crimes Section 555 Fourth Street, N.W., 5th Floor Ws.shington, D.C. 20001 (202) 6 16-2 139

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