• Plaintiffs’ Notice of Filing Additional Exhibits

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
    FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    ______________________________________

    CENTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
    STUDIES, et al.,

    Plaintiffs,

    v.

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,

    Defendant.
    _____________________________________

    Judge Kessler

    Civil Action No. 01-2500

    NOTICE OF FILING ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS

    I.

    Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Memorandum, filed June 14, 2002, cited the district court decision in North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Ashcroft, __ F.Supp.2d __, 2002 WL 1163637 (D.N.J. May 28, 2002). Pl. Supp. Mem. at 6. Yesterday, the Third Circuit denied the government’s motion to stay that decision pending appeal. North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Attorney General, No. 02-2524 (3rd Cir. June 17, 2002). A copy of the court of appeals’ order is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

    II.

    On Saturday the Department of Justice officially released the name of another person detained by the INS in connection with the post-9/11 investigation. A Department spokeswoman announced the detainee’s name (Adham A. Hassoun), the date and place of his arrest (Miami on June 12), and his current place of detention ("outside Miami at Krome Detention Center"). The Department also disclosed the nature of his link to the investigation (Mr. Hassoun and Jose Padilla "knew each other in the 90’s and had attended a mosque together in Fort Lauderdale"). See Man Tied to Bomb Suspect is Arrested, New York Times, June 16, 2002 at A-10 (attached hereto as Exhibit B) (also available at <http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/16/national/16ARRE.html>). These disclosures provide additional compelling evidence that the government’s arguments to this Court about the dangers of releasing the requested information are fatally undermined by the government’s own conduct.

    Respectfully submitted,

    ______________________________
    Arthur B. Spitzer, D.C. Bar. No. 235960
    American Civil Liberties Union
    of the National Capital Area
    1400 20th Street, N.W. #119
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Tel. 202-457-0800
    Fax 202-452-1868

    Kate Martin, D.C. Bar No. 949115
    Center for National Security Studies
    1120 19th St., N.W. 8th floor
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Tel. 202-994-7060
    Fax 202-994-7005

    David L. Sobel, D.C. Bar No. 360418
    Electronic Privacy Information Center
    1718 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. #200
    Washington, DC 20009
    Tel. 202-483-1140
    Fax 202-483-1248

    Steven R. Shapiro
    Lucas Guttentag
    American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
    125 Broad Street
    New York, N.Y. 10004
    212-549-2500

    Elliot M. Mincberg, D.C. Bar No. 941575
    People For the American Way Foundation
    2000 M Street N.W., Suite 400
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Tel. 202-467-4999
    Fax 202-293-2672

    June __, 2002 Counsel for Plaintiffs

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