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Case 1:05-cv-01429-UNA Document 13 Filed 08/08/2005 Page 1 of 2

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

SAEED MOHAMMED SALEH
HATIM, et al.,

Petitioners,

v.

GEORGE W. BUSH, et al.,

Respondents.

Civil Action No. 05-CV-1429 (RMU)

RESPONDENTS’ MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO PETITIONERS’ MOTION
FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

Respondents hereby respond to petitioners’ motion for a temporary restraining order and

preliminary injunction requiring respondents to provide the Court and petitioners’ counsel with

30-days’ advance notice of any intended transfer of petitioners from the Guantanamo Bay Naval

Base. While respondents recognize that this Court has issued orders in other Guantanamo

detainee habeas cases requiring advance notice of transfer of petitioners in those cases, see, e.g.,

Al Hela v. Bush, Civ. A. No. 05-1048 (RMU) (Memorandum Order; June 3, 2005; dkt. no. 12),

respondents respectfully continue to oppose such relief in this case on the basis of the arguments

expressed in respondents’ Memorandum in Opposition to Petitioners’ Motion for Temporary

Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Requiring Advance Notice of Any Intended

Removal of Petitioner from Guantanamo, filed in Al Hela v. Bush on June 3, 2005 (dkt. no. 10).

The memorandum, and its accompanying declarations, are attached hereto as Exhibits 1-3, and

are incorporated herein by reference.

For these reasons, respondents respectfully request that petitioners’ motion for a

temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction be denied.

Case 1:05-cv-01429-UNA Document 13 Filed 08/08/2005 Page 2 of 2

Dated: August 8, 2005

Respectfully submitted,



PETER D. KEISLER
Assistant Attorney General

KENNETH L. WAINSTEIN
United States Attorney

DOUGLAS N. LETTER
Terrorism Litigation Counsel

/s/ Andrew I. Warden
JOSEPH H. HUNT (D.C. Bar No. 431134)
VINCENT M. GARVEY (D.C. Bar No. 127191)
TERRY M. HENRY
JAMES J. SCHWARTZ
PREEYA M. NORONHA
ROBERT J. KATERBERG
ANDREW I. WARDEN (IN Bar No. 23840-49)
NICHOLAS J. PATTERSON
EDWARD H. WHITE

United States Department of Justice
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch
20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Tel: (202) 514-4107
Fax: (202) 616-8470

Attorneys for Respondents

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