D.C. District Court Issues Order in ACLU v. Mattis

By Matthew Kahn
Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:53 PM

The D.C. District Court issued an order in American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. James Mattis, the ACLU's suit on behalf of the unnamed American citizen being held as an enemy combatant by the U.S. military. Judge Tanya Chutkan granted in part and denied in part the ACLU's emergency motion for order to show cause. The court ordered the ACLU to serve a copy of the order, the ACLU petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and the ACLU's emergency motion to the Department of Justice. It also ordered the DOJ to respond within 10 days to explain why the ACLU should not get access. The full order is included below.