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Case 1:05-cv-01429-UNA Document 71 Filed 04/19/2007 Page 1 of 86

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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Hicks (Rasul) v. Bush



Al Odah v. United States

Habib v. Bush

Kurnaz v. Bush

Khadr v. Bush

Begg v. Bush

Khalid (Benchellali) v. Bush

El Banna v. Bush

Gherebi v. Bush

Boumediene v. Bush

Anam v. Bush

Almurbati v. Bush

Abdah v. Bush

Al Qosi v. Bush

Paracha v. Bush

Al Marri v. Bush

Zemiri v. Bush

Deghayes v. Bush

Abdullah v. Bush

Al Mohammed v. Bush

Al Adahi v. Bush

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Al Joudi v. Bush

Al Wazan v. Bush

Al Anazi v. Bush

Alhami v. Bush

Ameziane v. Bush

Batarfi v. Bush

Sliti v. Bush

Kabir v. Bush

Qayed v. Bush

Al Shihry v. Bush

Al Oshan v. Bush

Tumani v. Bush

Al Oshan v. Bush

Mammar v. Bush

Al Sharekh v. Bush

Magram v. Bush

Al Rashaidan v. Bush

Mokit v. Bush

Al Daini v. Bush

Errachidi v. Bush

Ahmed v. Bush

Battayav v. Bush

Adem v. Bush

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Aboassy v. Bush

Hamlily v. Bush

Imran v. Bush

Al Habashi v. Bush

Al Hamamy v. Bush

Hamoodah v. Bush

Rahmattullah v. Bush

Rahman v. Bush

Bostan v. Bush

Muhibullah v. Bush

Mohammad v. Bush

Wahab v. Bush

Chaman v. Bush

Basardh v. Bush

Nasrullah v. Bush

Shaaban v. Bush

Sohail v. Bush

Tohirjanovich v. Bush

Al Karim v. Bush

Al Khalaqi v. Bush

Kahn v. Bush

Mohammed v. Bush

Mangut v. Bush

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Hamad v. Bush

Khan v. Bush

Al Hela v. Bush

Mousovi v. Bush

Zalita v. Bush

Ahmed v. Bush

Aminullah v. Bush

Al Khaiy v. Bush

Bukhari v. Bush

Pirzai v. Bush

Peerzai v. Bush

Alsawam v. Bush

Mohammadi v. Bush

Al Ginco v. Bush

Ullah v. Bush

Al Bihani v. Bush

Mohammed v. Bush

Saib v. Bush

Hatim v. Bush

Al Subaiy v. Bush

Dhiab v. Bush

Ahmed Doe v. Bush

Sadkhan v. Bush

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Case No. 05-CV-1458 (ESH)

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Faizullah v. Bush

Faraj v. Bush

Ahmad v. Bush

Amon v. Bush

Al Wirghi v. Bush

Nabil v. Bush

Al Hawary v. Bush

Shafiiq v. Bush

Kiyemba v. Bush

Attash v. Bush

Al Razak v. Bush

Mamet v. Bush

Rabbani v. Bush

Zahir v. Bush

Ghanem v. Bush

Albkri v. Bush

Almerfedi v. Bush

Zaid v. Bush

Al Bahooth v. Bush

Al Siba'i v. Bush

Al Uwaidah v. Bush

Al Jutaili v. Bush

Ali Ahmed v. Bush

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Khandan v. Bush

Al Rubaish v. Bush

Qasim v. Bush

Sameur v. Bush

Al Harbi v. Bush

Aziz v. Bush

Hamoud v. Bush

Al Qahtani v. Bush

Alkhemisi v. Bush

Al Shabany v. Bush

Muhammed v. Bush

Othman v. Bush

Ali Al Jayfi v. Bush

Jamolivich v. Bush

Al Mithali v. Bush

Al Asadi v. Bush

Alhag v. Bush

Nakheelan v. Bush

Al Subaie v. Bush

Ghazy v. Bush

Al Shimrani v. Bush

Amin v. Bush

Al Sharbi v. Bush

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Ben Bacha v. Bush

Zadran v. Bush

Alsaaei v. Bush

Razakah v. Bush

Al Darbi v. Bush

Al Ghizzawi v. Bush

Al Baidany v. Bush

Al Rammi v. Bush

Said v. Bush

Al Halmandy v. Bush

Mohammon v. Bush

Al Quhtani v. Bush

Thabid v. Bush

Rimi v. Bush

Almjrd v. Bush

Al Salami v. Bush

Al Shareef v. Bush

Khan v. Bush

Al Delebany v. Bush

Al Harbi v. Bush

Feghoul v. Bush

Rumi v. Bush

Ba Odah v. Bush

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Wasim v. Bush

Nassem v. Bush

Khan v. Bush

Matin v. Bush

Rahmattullah v. Bush

Yaakoobi v. Bush

Taher v. Bush

Akhouzada v. Bush

Azeemullah v. Bush

Toukh v. Bush

Nasser v. Bush

Khan v. Bush

Al Shibh v. Bush

Ezatullah v. Bush

Hakmat v. Bush

Al Ghith v. Bush

Suliman v. Bush

Elisher v. Bush

Gul v. Bush

Abdessalam v. Bush

Lal v. Bush

Saleh v. Bush

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Al Zarnouqi v. Bush

Al Maliki v. Bush

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Case No. 06-CV-1768 (RWR)

Algahtani v. Bush
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Case No. 06-CV-1769 (RCL)

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RESPONDENTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS

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Respondents hereby move to dismiss the above-captioned cases. As explained below, the

law of this Circuit is that pursuant to the amendments made to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 by the Military

Commissions Act of 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-366, § 7, 120 Stat. 2600, (“MCA”) and the Detainee

Treatment Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-148, Tit. X, 119 Stat. 2680, (“DTA”), this Court lacks

jurisdiction over the detention-related claims of aliens held as enemy combatants at the United

States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (“Guantanamo”). See Boumediene v. Bush, 476

F.3d 981 (D.C. Cir.), cert. denied, ___ U.S. ___, 127 S. Ct. 1478 (2007). Furthermore, the

claims of former detainees, held as enemy combatants or otherwise, are moot or also not within

the Court’s jurisdiction pursuant to the MCA.

For similar reasons, respondents also oppose the motions of certain petitioners in these

cases to stay or “stay and abey” the cases instead of dismiss them. Petitioners’ motions seek

relief that is contrary both to the law of the Circuit that these cases should be dismissed for want

of jurisdiction, and to the clear intent of Congress, expressed in the MCA, to withdraw District

Court jurisdiction over the detainees’ habeas cases.

Accordingly, petitioners’ “stay and abey” motions must be rejected, and these cases must

be dismissed in their entirety.1

1 A number of the above-captioned cases were previously stayed or administratively

closed by the Court pending resolution of the jurisdictional issues by the Court of Appeals. Now
that the Court of Appeals has confirmed that the MCA withdraws habeas and other jurisdiction
of the District Court in these cases, the stays or administrative closures of those cases should be
lifted to address respondents’ motion to dismiss.

Further, while the Court had previously dismissed Khalid (Benchellali) v. Bush, No. 04-
CV-1142 (RJL), and Boumediene v. Bush, No. 04-CV-1166 (RJL), 355 F. Supp. 2d 311 (D.D.C.
2005), because the Court of Appeals in Boumediene vacated that dismissal in light of the Court’s
lack of jurisdiction in the matter, see 476 F.3d at 994, respondents seek dismissal of those cases
consistent with the Court of Appeals’ disposition in Boumediene.

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BACKGROUND

The above-captioned actions were previously brought by or on behalf of aliens currently

or previously detained by the Department of Defense (“DoD”) at Guantanamo Bay.

The Military Commissions Act of 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-366, 120 Stat. 2600, was

enacted on October 17, 2006. The MCA amended the habeas statute, 28 U.S.C. § 2241, adding a

subsection (e) to provide that “[n]o court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction” to consider

either (1) habeas petitions filed by aliens detained by the United States determined to be enemy

combatants or awaiting such a status determination, or (2) any other action “relating to any

aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of confinement” of aliens who are

or were so detained, except for the exclusive review mechanism in the Court of Appeals created

under the DTA for addressing the validity of the detention of such aliens.2 See MCA § 7(a).

This new amendment to § 2241 took effect on the date of enactment and applies specifically “to

all cases, without exception, pending on or after the date of the enactment of this Act which

relates to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of detention of an

alien detained by the United States since September 11, 2001.” Id. § 7(b).

On February 20, 2007, the Court of Appeals held in Boumediene that the MCA plainly

applies to all cases filed by aliens detained as enemy combatants, including pending habeas

petitions such as these, and withdraws all District Court jurisdiction over such cases. See 476

F.3d 981, 986-88; id. at 994 (“Federal courts have no jurisdiction in these cases.”). The Court of

2 See DTA § 1005(e)(2)-(3) (as amended by MCA §§ 9-10). Section 1005(e)(2) of the

DTA, as amended, states that the D.C. Circuit “shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine the
validity of any final decision of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal that an alien is properly
detained as an enemy combatant,” and it further specifies the scope and intensiveness of that
review.

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Appeals also held that the withdrawal of habeas jurisdiction over pending cases did not violate

the Suspension Clause because the alien detainees held at Guantanamo have no constitutional

rights and because the constitutional right to seek habeas review does not extend to aliens held at

Guantanamo. Id. at 988-94. Consequently, the Court of Appeals (1) ordered that the district

courts’ decisions on appeal be vacated and (2) dismissed the cases on appeal for lack of

jurisdiction. Id. at 994. The Supreme Court denied certiorari in Boumediene on April 2, 2007.

See Boumediene v. Bush, ___ U.S. ___, 127 S. Ct. 1478 (Apr. 2, 2007).

ARGUMENT

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THE CASES OF PETITIONERS WHO REMAIN DETAINED AT
GUANTANAMO BAY SHOULD BE DISMISSED

The majority of the petitioners in the above-captioned cases are currently detained at

Guantanamo, and all of those petitioners have been determined by the United States to be enemy

combatants or are awaiting such a determination of their status.3 See Second Declaration of

Karen L. Hecker ¶¶ 2–3 (attached as Exhibit A) (explaining that all detainees currently at

Guantanamo Bay have been determined by DoD to be enemy combatants or are awaiting such a

determination).4 In light of Boumediene, the law of this Circuit is settled:5 under the MCA,

3 This group of petitioners would comprise all petitioners in the above-captioned cases

who are not identified in the attached Exhibits B and C listing petitioners who are no longer
detained at Guantanamo, i.e., are no longer in United States’ custody.

4 Petitioners Majid Khan in Khan v. Bush, No. 06-CV-1690 (RBW), and Ramzi Bin Al-

Shibh in Al-Shibh v. Bush, No. 06-CV-1725 (EGS), (to the extent the Al-Shibh filing can even be
considered a petition given its form) are the only petitioners in the above-captioned cases who
have not had a final enemy combatant status determination by a DoD CSRT, but are awaiting
such a determination.

5 Some of the Boumediene petitioners have filed motions in the Court of Appeals and the

Supreme Court requesting that issuance of the mandate in Boumediene be stayed. However,
“[o]nce [an] opinion [is] released it [becomes] the law of this circuit.” Ayuda, Inc. v.

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federal district courts do not have jurisdiction over cases brought by aliens at Guantanamo Bay

detained as enemy combatants or awaiting determination of their status, and such aliens do not

have constitutional rights. The cases of such petitioners, accordingly, should be dismissed. See

Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Env’t, 523 U.S. 83, 94 (1998) (“‘Without jurisdiction [a] court

cannot proceed at all in any cause. Jurisdiction is power to declare the law, and when it ceases to

exist, the only function remaining to the court is that of announcing the fact and dismissing the

cause.’” (quoting Ex parte McCardle, 74 U.S. (7 Wall.) 506, 514 (1868)).6

The motions of various petitioners to “stay and abey” these cases provide no basis for a

contrary result.7 In their motions, petitioners ask the Court to stay these cases because they

intend to file petitions for review under the DTA and, once they have exhausted that remedy in

the Court of Appeals, they might file a petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court, and the

Thornburgh, 919 F.2d 153, 154 (D.C. Cir. 1990) (Henderson, J., concurring); see also Save Our
Cumberland Mountains, Inc. v. Hodel, 826 F.2d 43, 49 (D.C. Cir.1987) ( “[w]hether or not [a
prior case’s] position on this point is correct . . . this panel is bound by that position as the law of
the circuit”), vacated in part on other grounds, 857 F.2d 1516 (D.C. Cir.1988). Indeed, the
Court of Appeals itself considers Boumediene binding; in other pending Guantanamo-related
appeals, the Court has recently ordered on the authority of Boumediene that those cases be
dismissed. See Judgment filed Mar. 22, 2007 in Kiyemba v. Bush, Nos. 05-5487, et al. (D.C.
Cir.) (copy attached as Exhibit D); Order filed Apr. 9, 2007 in Paracha v. Bush, No. 05-5194
(D.C. Cir.) (copy attached as Exhibit E).

6 See also Hicks v. Bush, No. 02-CV-0299 (CKK), 2007 WL 902303 at *5 (D.D.C. Mar.
23, 2007) (“In Boumediene, the D.C. Circuit clearly held that Congress intended to deprive the
federal district courts of jurisdiction over ‘all cases, without exception, pending on or after the
date of the enactment of [the MCA] which relate to any aspect of the detention, transfer,
treatment, trial or conditions of detention of an alien detained by the United States since
September 11, 2001,’ and that Congress did so constitutionally . . . . As such, this Court lacks
jurisdiction to review Petitioner’s habeas petition”).

7 Likewise the “Motion to Declare Military Commissions Act Unconstitutional” filed by
counsel for petitioners in Magram v. Bush, No. 05-CV-0584 (HHK), and Qayed v. Bush, No. 05-
CV-0454 (RMU), is baseless in light of Boumediene and poses no obstacle to dismissal of the
cases.

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Supreme Court might grant their petition, and, within the scope of its review, the Supreme Court

might review the Court of Appeals’ jurisdictional ruling in Boumediene. Even if such a

speculative chain of events could support petitioners’ request, the extraordinary and open-ended

stay requested would be contrary both to the law of the Circuit, pursuant to the MCA, that these

cases should be dismissed for want of jurisdiction, and to the clear intent of Congress, expressed

in the MCA, to withdraw District Court jurisdiction over the detainees’ habeas cases. See

Boumediene, 476 F.3d at 986, 994; see also id. at 999 (Rogers, J., dissenting).

Petitioners take issue with the Court of Appeals’ holdings in Boumediene, arguing

variously that the MCA did not withdraw District Court jurisdiction in these cases,8 that

petitioners possess constitutional rights,9 and even that any withdrawal of jurisdiction by the

MCA is unconstitutional.10 Petitioners’ mere disagreement with the Court of Appeals’ holdings

and resolution of the jurisdictional issue in these cases, however, is no reason to decline to give

effect to the law of the Circuit in these cases. Indeed, petitioners’ requests that the Court “stay

8 See, e.g., Qasim v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1779 (JDB), Mot. to Stay at 6 n.3 (filed Apr. 11,

2007).

9 See, e.g., Qasim v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1779 (JDB), Mot. to Stay at 6-17 (filed Apr. 11,

2007).

10 See, e.g., Qasim v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1779 (JDB), Mot. to Stay at 6-17 (filed Apr. 11,
2007); Qayed v. Bush, No. 05-CV-0454 (RMU), Mot. to Declare MCA Unconstitutional (filed
Apr. 11, 2007); Magram v. Bush, No. 05-CV-0584 (CKK), Mot. to Declare MCA
Unconstitutional (filed Apr. 11, 2007). See also Al Ginco v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1310 (RJL), Mot.
to Stay at 6 (“denial of certiorari in Boumediene leaves unanswered . . . [whether] the writ [of
habeas corpus] has been unconstitutionally suspended or eliminated”) (filed April 9, 2007); Al-
Ghizzawi v. Bush, No. 05-CV-2378 (JDB), Mot. to Stay at 6 (same) (filed Apr. 10, 2007); Al-
Hela v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1048 (RMU), Mot. to Stay at 4 (urging Court to stay rather than
dismiss habeas case so as to facilitate re-starting case once DTA proceedings are shown to be
inadequate, claiming that Court of Appeals’ jurisdictional holding in Boumediene is
“immaterial”) (filed Apr. 11, 2007) (emphasis added); Al-Adahi v. Bush, No. 05-CV-0280 (GK),
Mot. to Stay at 4, 6 (same) (filed Apr. 13, 2007).

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and abey” these cases asks the Court improperly to pretend to retain jurisdiction that the Court of

Appeals has clearly held does not exist.11

Petitioner’s reliance for their request on cases in which District Courts have stayed,

rather than dismissed, habeas actions brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, pending exhaustion

of remedies in state court, is similarly misplaced. As an initial matter, filing a DTA petition is

not merely an exhaustion requirement for the detainees’ habeas cases. Rather, as the Court of

Appeals held in Boumediene, MCA § 7 eliminates federal court jurisdiction over habeas petitions

filed by Guantanamo detainees. See 476 F.3d at 986-88, 994; see also Hicks, 2007 WL 902303

at *6 (denying a detainee’s motion for preliminary injunction because “Boumediene holds that

this Court lacks jurisdiction to even consider Petitioner’s claims, such that this Court is

precluded from even engaging in a balancing of the factors that would be considered on a motion

for a preliminary injunction”). Thus, by statute, petitioners have no right to pursue these cases,

even after they pursue their remedies in the Court of Appeals under the DTA. The cases relied

on by petitioners involve situations, unlike here, in which court action was pursuant to or

consistent with habeas jurisdiction conferred by statute. Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005),

on which petitioners principally rely, involved a situation in which a federal statute of limitations

meant that the habeas petitioner in that case faced certain loss of his habeas rights if the

11 Some petitioners suggest that it would be “premature for this Court to dismiss
Petitioners’ cases for lack of jurisdiction” before the Supreme Court acts on the pending
certiorari petition in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, No. 06-1169, or the original habeas action in In re
Ali, No. 06-1194, which petitioners claim “bear directly” on the jurisdictional holding in
Boumediene. See, e.g., Al-Hela v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1048 (RMU), Mot. to Stay at 3, 4; Al-Adahi
v. Bush, No. 05-CV-0280 (GK), Mot. to Stay at 3, 4. No petition for certiorari, however, could
bear more directly on the decision in Boumediene than the petition for certiorari in Boumediene
itself, which was denied by the Supreme Court. Accordingly, there is no reason to ignore the
law of the Circuit reflected in Boumediene pending the Supreme Court’s disposition of other
cases.

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limitations period ran before he was able to exhaust his habeas arguments in state court. These

cases, by contrast, do not involve any temporal bar to a habeas petition that would otherwise be

cognizable in court; rather, petitioners seek to maintain their habeas claims in this Court in the

face of a statute that says that they may not do so, but that also provides they may pursue DTA

petitions in the Court of Appeals, an avenue of relief that petitioners could have pursued at any

time since it was created with the enactment of the DTA over one year ago. In any event, in the

cases relied on by petitioners the Supreme Court make clear that the authority of a court to enter

a stay is constrained by statute. See, e.g., Rhines, 544 U.S. at 276 (“District courts do ordinarily

have authority to issue stays . . . where such a stay would be a proper exercise of discretion. [The

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996] does not deprive district courts of that

authority, cf. 28 U.S.C. § 2254(b)(1)(A) (‘An application for a writ of habeas corpus ... shall not

be granted unless it appears that ... the applicant has exhausted the remedies available in the

courts of the State’ (emphasis added)), but it does circumscribe their discretion.”). Here, the

Court, pursuant to statute, lacks jurisdiction, and these cases must be dismissed.

Petitioners’ “stay-and-abey” motions, moreover, make clear that they do not genuinely

seek a true stay of these cases. Rather, the “stay-and-abey” relief they seek contemplates that

various orders of the Court, including the protective order imposing a counsel access regime12

and any orders requiring advance notice of any transfer of detainees from Guantanamo, would

remain extant and enforceable, effectively imposing Court-ordered obligations where the Court

12 See In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases, 344 F. Supp. 2d 174 (D.D.C. Nov. 8, 2004)

(“Protective Order”); Order Supplementing and Amending Filing Procedures
Contained in November 8, 2004 Amended Protective Order in In re Guantanamo Detainee
Cases, No. 02-CV-0299, et al. (Dec. 13, 2004); Order Addressing Designation
Procedures for “Protected Information” in In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases, No. 02-CV-0299,
et al. (Nov. 10, 2004).

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has no jurisdiction to act.13 Remarkably, one petitioner even asserts that the so-called “stay-and-

abey” would permit the Court to impose a prospective injunction regulating medical care

provided to hunger-striking detainees.14 But the Court of Appeals has made clear that this Court

lacks jurisdiction in these cases, so that the “only recourse is to vacate the district courts’

decisions [i.e., the prior decisions of Judges Green and Leon] and dismiss the cases for lack of

jurisdiction.” Boumediene. 476 F.3d at 994. See also Steel Co., 523 U.S. at 94 (“ ‘Without

jurisdiction [a] court cannot proceed at all in any cause. Jurisdiction is power to declare the law,

and when it ceases to exist, the only function remaining to the court is that of announcing the

fact and dismissing the cause.’ ”) (quoting Ex parte McCardle, 74 U.S. (7 Wall.) at 514).

Petitioners’ suggested arrangement to continue the habeas litigation regime that Congress

rejected in its enactment of the DTA and MCA is unfounded and without basis in law.15

13 See, e.g., Qasim v. Bush, No. 05-CV-1779 (JDB), Mot. to Stay at 4-5 (protesting any
disruption in “status quo” regarding or limiting counsel access); Al-Ghizzawi v. Bush, No. 05-
CV-2378 (JDB), Mot. to Stay at 5-7 (same) (filed Apr. 10, 2007); Faraj v. Bush, No. 05-CV-
1490 (PLF), Mot. to Stay at 4-5 (urging maintenance of advance notice of transfer order) (filed
Apr. 12, 2007).

14 See Al-Adahi v. Bush, No. 05-CV-0280 (GK), Mot. to Stay at 6-7 (urging Court to

grant pending motion to enjoin use of restraint chair in involuntary feeding of hunger-striking
detainees).

15 Of course, certain requirements of this Court’s Protective Order, i.e., requirements

pertaining to the handling of classified and “protected” information appropriately, retain vitality
beyond the required dismissal of these cases. Paragraph 50 of the Protective Order in these cases
provides that “[t]he termination of these proceedings shall not relieve any person or party
provided classified information or protected information of his, her, or its obligations under this
protective order.” Furthermore, petitioner’s counsel explicitly agreed, as a condition for access
to such information, that the Protective Order’s non-disclosure requirements would survive
termination of the litigation and remain forever binding. See 344 F. Supp. 2d 174, ¶ 17 &
Exhibit B (for access to classified information, counsel required to sign Memorandum of
Understanding that nondisclosure requirements survive litigation); id. ¶ 35 & Exhibit C (for
access to protected information, counsel required to sign Acknowledgment that nondisclosure
requirements survive litigation). Cf. United States v. Mine Workers, 330 U.S. 258, 289-95

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To the extent that an issue such as counsel access or any other appropriate matter is to be

addressed, it must be addressed in the Court of Appeals in the context of properly filed DTA

petitions for review of CSRT determinations. The Court of Appeals must establish its own

procedures, based on the procedural rights that Congress provided to detainees in the DTA and

appropriate to the nature of the Court of Appeals’ review under the DTA. Cf. Telecomms.

Research & Action Ctr. v. FCC, 750 F.2d 70, 77 (D.C. Cir. 1984) (“By lodging review of agency

action in the Court of Appeals, Congress manifested an intent that the appellate court exercise

sole jurisdiction over the class of claims covered by the statutory grant of review power.”); id. at

75, 78-79 (request for relief in district court that might affect Court of Appeals’ future, exclusive

jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive review of the Court of Appeals). Indeed, issues relating to

the scope and terms of an appropriate protective order and counsel access regime already are

being addressed in the Court of Appeals in two pending DTA petition cases, Bismullah v. Gates,

No. 06-1197, and Parhat v. Gates, No. 06-1397, with oral argument scheduled for May 15, 2007.

Consequently, by seeking to continue in place the protective order that has governed these cases

in this Court, petitioners are effectively appealing to this Court from decisions of the Court of

(1947) (upholding criminal contempt citation for violation of court order even on the assumption
that the court issuing the citation was without jurisdiction over the underlying action ab initio);
Gambale v. Deutsche Bank AG, 377 F.3d 133, 140-41 (2d Cir. 2004) (court’s supervisory power
to enforce protective order requirements protecting records involved in litigation does not
disappear because jurisdiction over the relevant controversy has been lost); Poliquin v. Garden
Way, Inc., 989 F.2d 527, 535 (1st Cir. 1993) (“the lubricating effects of the protective order on
pre-trial discovery would be lost if the order expired at the end of the case”). But the sensible
approach to the protection of classified and “protected” information reflected in these provisions
of the Protective Order does not translate into the sort of broad-based order under which these
cases would be stayed in name but would continue to be litigated in practice, as petitioners seem
to request.

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Appeals that have not even been made. That sort of anomalous litigation strategy is, at best, a

waste of time and should not be permitted to succeed.

In any event, with respect to counsel access, respondents’ request for dismissal does not

signal an immediate cut-off of access by counsel to their properly represented detainees. Rather,

DoD is permitting counsel visits already approved under the counsel access regime used in this

Court during a reasonable period for the wind-up of this District Court litigation and transition of

the litigation to the Court of Appeals. Nothing is preventing petitioners from proceeding with

the filing of DTA petitions in the Court of Appeals at this time,16 and once a petition is filed in

the Court of Appeals, the Government will be willing to agree to entry, on an interim basis, of

the protective order and counsel access regime it has proposed in Bismullah and Parhat, so that

there would be measures in place to govern counsel access after a DTA petition is filed, but

before a ruling in Bismullah and Parhat. Counsel’s interim agreement to those measures would

be without prejudice to their ability to argue for different protective order terms in the Court of

Appeals. In fact, the Court of Appeals in one DTA case already has entered the government’s

proposed order on an interim basis in order to facilitate counsel access.17 Accordingly, there is

no reason associated with the issue of counsel access that counsels against prompt dismissal of

these cases, which would bring this Court’s counsel access regime to an end, only to be replaced

16 A DTA petition can be merely a short document that contains the names of the

petitioner and respondent(s) and identifies the determination for which review is sought. See
FED. R. APP. P. 15(a)(2); FED. R. APP. P. Appendix, Form 3. The DTA petition is simply a
case-initiating document; the merits of the case are addressed in the parties’ later-filed merits
briefs.

17 See Madni v. Gates, No. 07-1083 (D.C. Cir.), Order (filed Apr. 16, 2007).

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virtually immediately by a counsel access regime entered, on an interim basis or otherwise, by

the Court of Appeals, as appropriate.

Thus, petitioners’ desire for the continuation of these cases in order to obtain the benefit

of various District Court orders provides no legitimate or legally appropriate basis to decline to

dismiss the cases, as required by the MCA and the law of the Circuit, or for granting petitioners’

requested “stay-and-abey” relief.

* * *

For all of the foregoing reasons, the cases involving detainees currently detained at

Guantanamo must be dismissed.

II.

THE CASES OF PETITIONERS WHO WERE DETERMINED TO BE ENEMY
COMBATANTS, BUT HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM UNITED STATES
CUSTODY, SHOULD ALSO BE DISMISSED.

A number of petitioners in the above-captioned cases were previously determined by

DoD to be enemy combatants, but the United States subsequently relinquished custody of them.

See Exhibit B; compare Exhibit B with Second Hecker Decl. ¶¶ 2-3. These petitioners’ claims

also should be dismissed.

Release from United States’ custody usually resolves the controversy raised by a habeas

petition because “the traditional function of the writ [of habeas corpus] is to secure release from

illegal custody.” Preiser v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 475, 484 (1973). Thus, when the United States

released petitioners from its custody, the petitioners effectively received all the relief they could

seek through habeas, and their cases became moot.18 See Qassim v. Bush, 466 F.3d 1073,

18 In prior submissions to the Court in various cases in connection with oppositions to
motions for advance notice of transfer of detainees from Guantanamo, respondents have made
clear that in all cases in which a Guantanamo detainee is transferred to the control of another
government, the detainee is transferred entirely to the custody and control of the other

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1076-78 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (per curiam) (granting emergency motion to dismiss because

petitioners’ habeas petition was rendered moot when petitioners were released from Guantanamo

to Albania); see also Almurbati v. Bush, 366 F. Supp. 2d 72, 80 (D.D.C. 2005) (Walton, J.)

(denying request for advance notice of transfer and stating, “[O]nce the respondents release the

petitioners from United States custody . . . they will have obtained the result requested [through

habeas] and at that point there will be no further need for this Court to maintain jurisdiction.”);

Al-Anazi v. Bush, 370 F. Supp. 2d 188, 198 (D.D.C. 2005) (Bates, J.) (denying request for

advance notice of transfer and stating, “Every habeas petition, including this one, is ultimately

about obtaining release from detention, and where, as here, the United States will relinquish

custody of the detainee to the home government there is nothing more the Court could provide to

petitioners.”) (citation omitted).19 In these cases, the habeas petitions seek only declaratory and

equitable relief aimed at petitioners’ then-detention at Guantanamo by U.S. officials. Such

government; once transferred, the individual is no longer in the custody or control of the United
States. See Declaration of then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs
Matthew C. Waxman ¶ 5 (copy attached as Exhibit F). (Although Mr. Waxman has left office,
the policies and practices set forth in his prior declaration remain in effect and are applicable.)
Thus, any detention of such an individual following his transfer from Guantanamo is by the
foreign government pursuant to its own laws and not on behalf of the United States, id., and
cannot serve as a basis for preventing a habeas petition against respondents from becoming
moot. Indeed, repercussions flowing from independent acts by foreign sovereigns would not
establish a case or controversy preventing mootness. See Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
v. Goldschmidt, 627 F.2d 258, 263 (D.C. Cir. 1980) (holding that a challenge against an
executive agreement was not a justiciable case or controversy in part because redress of the
plaintiffs’ alleged injuries would depend on the independent response of the United Kingdom).

19 The decision of the Court of Appeals in Omar v. Harvey, 479 F. 3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2007),
pet. for reh’g filed, is entirely distinguishable, as it concerned not only issues of the authority of
a court prior to the transfer of a habeas petitioner out of custody to another sovereign country,
but also a petitioner who was an American citizen with respect to whom the withdrawal of
jurisdiction reflected in the MCA and Boumediene did not apply.

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claims are now moot.20 See Qassim, 466 F.3d at 1078 (equitable claims do not survive release

from incarceration).

In any event, these petitioners’ cases also should be dismissed because jurisdiction is

precluded under the MCA. When these petitions were filed, they challenged the alleged

detention of individuals who were “determined by the United States to have been properly

detained as an enemy combatant or [were] awaiting such a determination.” MCA § 7(a); see

Second Hecker Decl. ¶¶ 2-3. Pursuant to the MCA and the DTA, therefore, the Court lacks

jurisdiction over the petitions as-filed, regardless of the subsequent release of petitioners.21

Moreover, § 7(a) of the MCA continues to bar judicial consideration of any grievance “relating

to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of confinement,” of an alien

who “was detained” as an enemy combatant.22 The Court, therefore, lacks jurisdiction over the

20 See also Scott v. Dist. of Columbia, 139 F.3d 940, 941 (D.C. Cir. 1998) (“Normally, a
prisoner’s transfer or release from a prison moots any claim he might have for equitable relief
arising out of the conditions of his confinement in that prison.”); Lesesne ex rel. B.F. v. Dist. of
Columbia, 447 F.3d 828, 832 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (rejecting view that a request for declaratory
relief, accompanied by a “boilerplate request for ‘any other relief the Court deems just,’” is
“sufficient to forestall mootness”).

21 As the Supreme Court has repeatedly instructed, “subject-matter jurisdiction turns on
the facts upon filing.” Keene Corp. v. United States, 508 U.S. 200, 207 (1993) (quoted in Dole
Food Co. v. Patrickson, 538 U.S. 468, 478 (2003)); see also Newman-Green, Inc. v.
Alfonzo-Larrain, 490 U.S. 826, 830 (1989) (“The existence of federal jurisdiction ordinarily
depends on the facts as they exist when the complaint is filed.”) (quoted in Lujan v. Defenders of
Wildlife, 504 U.S. 555, 569 n.4 (1992)).

22 Jurisdiction is lacking for the additional reason that any challenge to a detainee’s status

as an enemy combatant rests exclusively in the Court of Appeals. See DTA § 1005(e)(2)-(3);
supra note 2. Notably, that exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals to review an enemy
combatant determination under the DTA “cease[s] upon release of such alien from custody of the
Department of Defense.” DTA § 1005(e)(2)(D). Thus, Congress clearly has withdrawn
jurisdiction over the claims of these released petitioners.

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cases of enemy combatant petitioners who once were detained at Guantanamo, but have since

been released, and those cases should be dismissed.

III.

THE CASES OF PETITIONERS WHO WERE DETERMINED TO BE NO
LONGER ENEMY COMBATANTS AND HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM
UNITED STATES CUSTODY SHOULD ALSO BE DISMISSED.

A small number of petitioners in the above-captioned cases were previously determined

by DoD to be “no longer enemy combatants” (“NLECs”), i.e., to no longer meet the criteria for

enemy combatant status. See Exhibit C; compare Exhibit C with Second Hecker Decl. ¶¶ 2-3.

These petitioners’ claims also should be dismissed. As discussed supra § II, when the United

States released petitioners from its custody, the petitioners received all the relief they could seek

through habeas, and their cases became moot. See Qassim v. Bush, 466 F.3d 1073, 1076-78

(D.C. Cir. 2006) (per curiam) (granting emergency motion to dismiss because petitioners’ habeas

petition was rendered moot when petitioners, who were detainees who had been determined to

be NLECs, were released from Guantanamo to Albania and petitioners could not demonstrate

concrete and redressable collateral consequences). Accordingly, these now-released NLECs’

cases should be dismissed.23

23 The case, Muhammed v. Bush, No. 05-CV-2087 (RMC), involving a now-released

NLEC can be dismissed on the additional ground that petitioner never responded to the Court’s
order that he show cause why his case was not moot in light of his release. See Muhammed,
Minute Order (filed Dec. 7, 2006) (requiring petitioner to show cause by Dec. 21, 2006, why
case should not be dismissed as moot in light of petitioner's release); compare Belmar v. Bush,
No. 04-CV-1897 (RMC), Memo. Op. & Order (filed May 24, 2005) (dismissing as moot
Guantanamo detainee’s case where petitioner failed to respond to order to show cause why case
should not be dismissed as moot in light of petitioner’s transfer from U.S. custody).

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CONCLUSION

For the foregoing reasons, the Court should dismiss the above-captioned cases.

Dated: April 19, 2007

Respectfully submitted,



PETER D. KEISLER
Assistant Attorney General

DOUGLAS N. LETTER
Terrorism Litigation Counsel

/s/ Terry M. Henry
JOSEPH H. HUNT (D.C. Bar No. 431134)
VINCENT M. GARVEY (D.C. Bar No. 127191)
JUDRY L. SUBAR (D.C. Bar 347518)
TERRY M. HENRY
JEAN LIN
JAMES J. SCHWARTZ
ROBERT J. KATERBERG
NICHOLAS J. PATTERSON
ANDREW I. WARDEN
EDWARD H. WHITE
NICHOLAS A. OLDHAM
JAMES C. LUH
Attorneys
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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List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006

Name

((SHARIPOV)), RUKNIDDIN FAYZIDDINOVICH
((VAKHIDOV)) SOBIT (ABDUMUKIT) VALIKHONOVICH
ABAHANOV, YAKUB
ABAS, MOHAMMAD
ABASIN, SAID
ABASSI, FEROZ ALI
ABBAS, YUSEF
ABD AL MUJAHID, MAHMOUD ABD AL AZIZ
ABD AL RAHMAN ABD, ALLAL AB ALJALLIL
ABD AL SATTAR, MUIEEN A DEEN JAMAL A DEEN ABD AL FUSAL
ABD AL WAHAB, ABD AL MALIK
'ABD AL-RAZAQ 'ABDALLAH HAMID IBRAHIM AL-SHARIKH
ABDALLAH, MUHAMED HUSSEIN
ABDALLAH, SAYF BIN
ABDEL AZIZ, ABDULLAH MUHAMMED
ABDELRAHMAN, ABDELRAZAK ALI
ABDENOUR, SAMEUR
ABDERRAHMANE, SLIMANE HADJ
ABDUL HAMID, HASSAN KHALIL MOHAMOUD
ABDUL RAHMAN, ABDUL GHAPPAR
ABDUL SAID, HASSAN
ABDUL WAHAB AL ASMR, KHALID MAHOMOUD
ABDULAHAT, EMAM
ABDULAYEV, OMAR HAMZAYAVICH
ABDULGHUPUR, HAJIAKBAR
ABDULHEHIM, ADEL
ABDULQADIRAKHUN, ABDULLAH
ABDUREHIM, DAWUT
ABU AL QUSIN, ABDUL RAUF OMAR MOHAMMED
ABU BAKR, OMAR KHALIFA MOHAMMED
ABU GHANIM, MOHAMMED RAJAB SADIQ
ABU RAHMAN, ABDUL RABBANI ABD AL RAHIM
ABULWANCE, YAMATOLAH
ACHAB KANOUNI, IMAD
ACHEZKAI, HAJI MOHAMMED KHAN
ADAM GUL, ATAULLAH
ADAM, MOHAMMED SADIQ
ADIL, AHMED
AHJAM, AHMED ADNAN
AHMAD, ABDUL
AHMAD, ABDULLAH TABARAK
AHMAD, AHMAD ABD AL RAHMAN
AHMAD, BASHIR

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43

ISN
76
90
526
542
671
24
275
31
156
309
37
67
704
46
206
685
659
323
711
281
435
589
295
257
282
293
285
289
709
695
44
1460
116
164
104
525
454
260
326
956
56
267
1005

Citizenship

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Afghanistan
United Kingdom
China
Yemen
Yemen
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Tunisia
Saudi Arabia
Libya
Algeria
Denmark
Jordan
China
Iraq
Jordan
China
Tajikistan
China
China
China
China
Libya
Libya
Yemen
Pakistan
Afghanistan
France
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Uzbekistan
China
Syria
Afghanistan
Morocco
Spain
Pakistan

** Birth dates that state "1/1/XX" indicate unknown month and day of birth.

Place of Birth

Date of Birth **

Lenenabad, Tajikistan
Itsfaratz, Tajikistan
Semeya, Kazakhstan
Village 426, PK
Khan o Khel, AF
Entebbe, Uganda
Aksu, CH
Ta'iz, YM
Aluday, YM
Dubai, UAE
Ibb, YM
Shaqara, SA
Boor'o, SO
Menzil, Tunisia
Al Medina Menawa, SA
Al Jilat, LY
Algiers, Algeria
Roskilde, Denmark
Amman, JO
Kucha, CH
Basra, Iraq
Irbid, JO
Konashahar, CH
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Ghulja, CH
Ghulja, CH
Xinjian, CH
Ghulja, CH
Tripoli, LY
Al Bayda, LY
Sanaa, YM
UNKNOWN
Kandahar, AF
Casablanco, MO
Kabul, AF
Khushawa, AF
Konduz, AF
Kashkar, CH
Halab, SY
Roy E Sang, AF
Casablanca, MO
Cueta, SP
Chah Kote Wala, PK

3/15/1973
11/13/1969
UNKNOWN
UNKNOWN
1/1/1982
10/29/1979
1/1/1980
8/1/1977
12/27/1975
6/5/1975
1/1/1979
1/18/1984
1/1/1983
6/24/1973
9/8/1967
7/17/1970
3/28/1973
8/5/1973
11/12/1961
3/15/1973
4/7/1976
12/16/1963
6/1/1977
10/11/1978
1/1/1974
10/10/1974
6/18/1979
11/1/1974
1/1/1965
1/1/1972
1/1/1975
1/1/1969
1/1/1977
3/6/1977
1/1/1977
1/1/1982
1/1/1973
1/1/1973
5/1/1977
1/1/1954
12/12/1955
9/22/1974
1/1/1976

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AHMAD, MAJID MAHMUD ABDU
AHMAD, NOOR
AHMAD, OSAM ABDUL RAHAN
AHMAD, SULTAN
AHMED ZAID SALIM ZUHAIR
AHMED, ABDUL RAHMAN
AHMED, ABDUL RAHMAN UTHMAN
AHMED, ALI
AHMED, ALI ABDULLAH
AHMED, FAHMI ABDULLAH
AHMED, FARUQ ALI
AHMED, FAYAD YAHYA
AHMED, FEDA
AHMED, RHUHEL
AHMED, SAGHIR
AHMED, SAR FARAZ
AHMED, SHABIR
AIT IDR, MUSTAFA
AKBAR, MOHAMMED
AKHBAR, MOHAMMAD
AKHMYAROV, RUSTAM
AKHTAR MOHAMMED, ROSTUM
AL AASMI, ASSEM MATRUQ MOHAMMAD
AL AJMI, ABDALLAH SALEH ALI
AL ALAWI, MUAZ HAMZA AHMAD
AL ALI, MAHMUD SALEM HORAN MOHAMMED MUTLAK
AL AMIR MAHMOUD, AMIR YAKOUB MOHAMMED
AL AMRANI, AYMAN MOHAMMAD SILMAN
AL AMRI, ABD AL RAHMAN MOAZA ZAFER
AL AMRI, ABDUL RAHMAN MA ATH THAFIR
AL ANAZI, SULTAN SARI SAYEL
AL ANSARI, FARIS MUSLIM
AL ANSI, MUHAMMAD AHMAD ABDALLAH
AL ASADI, MOHAMMED AHMED ALI
AL ATABI, BIJAD THIF ALLAH
AL AWDA, FOUZI KHALID ABDULLAH
AL AWFI, MAZIN SALIH MUSAID
AL AZMI, SA AD MADI SA AD
AL BADDAH, ABDUL AZIZ ABDUL RAHMAN ABDUL AZIZ
AL BAKUSH, ISMAEL ALI FARAG
AL BALUSHI, SALAH ABDUL RASUL ALI ABDUL
AL BALUSHI, SALAH ABDUL RASUL ALI ABDUL RAHMAN
AL B