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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

















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MAHMOAD ABDAH, et al.,
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GEORGE W. BUSH, et al.,
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Petitioners,


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Respondents.











Civil Action No. 04-01254 (HHK)




NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY



Petitioners respectfully submit an order of Judge Richard Roberts issued on

February 14, 2008 in Abdullah v. Bush, Civ. No. 05-23 (Doc. 89) (Attach. A).



On January 24, 2008, Judge Roberts issued an order requiring that the government

report on its compliance with a preservation order previously issued in light of the government’s

admission that it had destroyed video records of interrogations of Abu Zubaydah. (Attach. A at

1). The order required that the government file a report by February 14, 2008 providing

information responsive to, among other things, “the nature of any evidence potentially subject to

the Preservation Order that has been destroyed or otherwise spoliated.” Id. at 2. The

government provided an incomplete response and moved the court to vacate or partially stay the

January 24, 2008 order. Id. at 3. On February 14, 2008, Judge Roberts denied this request in

part and ordered the government to file a report by March 17, 2008 “detailing the nature of any

evidence specific to petitioner…that is potentially subject to the Preservation Order that has been

destroyed or otherwise spoliated.” Id. at 5.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ David H. Remes
David H. Remes (D.C. Bar No. 370782)
COVINGTON & BURLING LLP







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February 15, 2008
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