IN RE GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION
577 F.Supp.2d 143 (2008)
In re GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION.
Misc. No. 08-0442 (TFH). Civil Action Nos. 02-cv-0828, 04-cv-1136, 04-cv-1164, 04-cv-1194, 04-cv-1254, 04-cv-1937, 04-cv-2022, 04-cv-2035, 04-cv-2046, 04-cv-2215, 05-cv-0023, 05-cv-0247, 05-cv-0270, 05-cv-0280, 05-cv-0329, 05-cv-0359, 05-cv-0392, 05-cv-0492, 05-cv-0520, 05-cv-0526, 05-cv-0569, 05-cv-0634, 05-cv-0748, 05-cv-0763, 05-cv-0764, 05-cv-0877, 05-cv-0883, 05-cv-0889, 05-cv-0892, 05-cv-0993, 05-cv-0994, 05-cv-0998, 05-cv-0999, 05-cv-1048, 05-cv-1189, 05-cv-1220, 05-cv-1244, 05-cv-1347, 05-cv-1353, 05-cv-1429, 05-cv-1457, 05-cv-1458, 05-cv-1487, 05-cv-1490, 05-cv-1497, 05-cv-1504, 05-cv-1505, 05-cv-1506, 05-cv-1509, 05-cv-1555, 05-cv-1592, 05-cv-1601, 05-cv-1602, 05-cv-1607, 05-cv-1623, 05-cv-1638, 05-cv-1639, 05-cv-1645, 05-cv-1646, 05-cv-1678, 05-cv-1704, 05-cv-1971, 05-cv-1983, 05-cv-2010, 05-cv-2088, 05-cv-2104, 05-cv-2185, 05-cv-2186, 05-cv-2199, 05-cv-2249, 05-cv-2349, 05-cv-2367, 05-cv-2370, 05-cv-2371, 05-cv-2378, 05-cv-2379, 05-cv-2380, 05-cv-2381, 05-cv-2384, 05-cv-2385, 05-cv-2386, 05-cv-2387, 05-cv-2398, 05-cv-2444, 05-cv-2479, 06-cv-0618, 06-cv-1668, 06-cv-1684, 06-cv-1758, 06-cv-1759, 06-cv-1761, 06-cv-1765, 06-cv-1766, 06-cv-1767, 07-cv-1710, 07-cv-2337, 07-cv-2338, 08-cv-0987, 08-cv-1101, 08-cv-1104, 08-cv-1153, 08-cv-1185, 08-cv-1221, 08-cv-1223, 08-cv-1224, 08-cv-1227, 08-cv-1228, 08-cv-1229, 08-cv-1230, 08-cv-1231, 08-cv-1232, 08-cv-1233, 08-cv-1235, 08-cv-1236, 08-cv-1237, 08-cv-1238, 08-cv-1310, 08-cv-1440.
United States District Court, District of Columbia.
September 11, 2008.
PROTECTIVE ORDER AND PROCEDURES FOR COUNSEL ACCESS TO DETAINEES AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL BASE IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
THOMAS F. HOGAN, District Judge.
Upon consideration of the parties' positions espoused at the status conference held on July 8, 2008, the parties' submissions, and the record in these coordinated matters, the Court finds that the above-captioned cases involve national security information or documents, the storage, handling, and control of which require special security precautions and access to which requires a security clearance and a "need to know." These cases might also involve other protected information or documents, the storage, handling, and control of which might require special precautions in order to protect the security of the United States and other significant interests. Accordingly, to protect the national security, and for good cause shown, the Court
ORDERS that, in place of the Amended Protective Order and Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, first issued on November 8, 2004, 344 F.Supp.2d 174 (D.D.C.2004), as supplemented by the Order Addressing Designation Procedures for Protected Information, first issued on November 10, 2004, and the Order Supplementing and Amending Filing Procedures Contained in the November 8, 2004, Amended Protective Order, first issued on December 13, 2004, the following Protective Order and Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, apply in these coordinated matters:
I. PROTECTIVE ORDER
A. Overview and Applicability
1. This Protective Order establishes procedures that must be followed by petitioners and their respective counsel, all other counsel involved in these matters, interpreters/translators for the parties, personnel or support staff employed or engaged to assist in these matters, and all other individuals who, in connection with these matters, receive access to classified national security information or documents or other protected information, including the privilege team as defined in the Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ("Procedures for Counsel Access"), see infra Section II. B. 6.