IN RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY FOR ACCESS TO CERTAIN SEALED COURT RECORDS

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IN RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY FO...TAIN SEALED COURT RECORDS28 Doc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA _________________________________________ SALIM GHEREBI, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) ISA ALI ABDULLA ALMURBATI, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ELHAM BATTAYAV ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) KARIN BOSTAN, Petitioner, v. GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 1 Civil Action No: 04-1164 (RBW) Civil Action No. 04-1227 (RBW) Civil Action No: 05-714 (RBW) Civil Action No. 05-883 (RBW) Dockets.Justia.com Respondents. ) _________________________________________ NASRULLAH, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) ________________________________________ ) ASIM BEN THABIT AL-KHALAQI, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) ________________________________________ ) MOHAMMED AMON, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) Civil Action No. 05-891 (RBW) Civil Action No. 05-999 (RBW) Civil Action No. 05-1493 (RBW) 2 AMEEN MOHAMMAD ALBKRI, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) ABDALHADI M. AL-SOPAI, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) ____________________________________ ) KADEER KHANDAN, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) ____________________________________ ) ISSAM HAMID ALI BIN ALI AL JAYFI, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) Civil Action No. 05-1639 (RBW) Civil Action No. 05-1667 (RBW) Civil Action No. 05-1697 (RBW) Civil Action No: 05-2104 (RBW) 3 JABBAROW OYBEK JAMOLIVICH, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) AMER MOHAMMON, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) WASIM, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) MAJID KHAN, et al., ) ) Petitioners, ) ) v. ) ) GEORGE WALKER BUSH, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) HAJI WAZIR, et al., ) ) 4 Civil Action No: 05-2112 (RBW) Civil Action No: 05-2386 (RBW) Civil Action No: 06-1675 (RBW) Civil Action No: 06-1690 (RBW) ) ) v. ) ) DONALD RUMSFELD, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________ ) ORDER Petitioners, Civil Action No: 06-1697 (RBW) On October 17, 2006, Congress enacted the Military Commissions Act of 2006 ("MCA"), Pub. L. No. 109-366, 7, 120 Stat. 2600, 2636-37 (2006), which, inter alia, amends 28 U.S.C. 2241 (2000) in a manner that raises serious questions concerning whether this Court retains jurisdiction to hear the above-captioned cases. See 28 U.S.C. 2241(e). These questions are currently pending resolution in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Until the District of Columbia Circuit resolves the jurisdictional questions raised by the MCA, it is this Court's view that it lacks the authority to take any action in these cases. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that all pending motions in the above-captioned cases are hereby DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE until such time as the District of Columbia Circuit resolves the question of this Court's jurisdiction to adjudicate these cases.1 It is further ORDERED that the above-captioned cases are ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED. In the event that the District of Columbia Circuit concludes that this Court retains some degree of jurisdiction over any or all of the above-captioned cases, the matters will be automatically reopened as appropriate. If the District of Columbia Circuit concludes that this Court retains jurisdiction over these cases, either p a r t y may move to reinstate the pending motions. 1 5 SO ORDERED this 31st day of January, 2007. REGGIE B. WALTON United States District Judge 6

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