Detention & Guantanamo

D.C. Circuit Issues Stay in Hatim v. Obama

By Jane Chong
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 9:50 PM

This afternoon, Judges Karen LeCraft Henderson, Janice Rogers Brown, and Thomas B. Griffith of the D.C. Circuit filed a per curiam order granting the government’s motion to stay the district court’s July 11, 2013 order in Hatim v. Obama. The stay will leave intact Guantanamo security procedures such as detainee groin searches before and after meetings or telephone calls with counsel. See our earlier post here.

The order states, in full:

Upon consideration of the motion for stay pending appeal, the response thereto, and the reply; and the motion for leave to file a supplement to the response to the motion for stay and the lodged supplement, it is

ORDERED that the motion for leave to file a supplement be denied. The Clerk is directed to return the lodged supplement. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the motion for stay be granted and the district court’s order filed July 11, 2013, be stayed pending further order of the court. Appellants have satisfied the requirements for a stay pending appeal. See Winter v. Natural Res. Def. Council, 555 U.S. 7, 20 (2008); D.C. Circuit Handbook of Practice and Internal Procedures 33 (2011).