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  •  ACLU case (4.00)
    What is the status of the appeal? Do we know that these are the very same photos at issue in that case, or are there more horrors yet to come?

    God damn George Bush and Dick Cheney to hell. That is all.

    Sometimes you cover your ass with the lame excuses you have, instead of the lame excuses you wish you had. (-3.00, -5.49)

    by litigatormom on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 05:13:03 PM PST

    •  Based on hearsay (none)
      they are not the same ones that the Pentagon is trying to suppress as the ones we see now are "moderate" in comparison. However, we'll know more in due time.
      •  Well (none)
        This is 15 photos.  The show claims to have 60, which naturally they don't want to release all of before air time.  There are also videos however.  I guess we'll see whether Dateline has any videos as well.
    •  We won't know until later (none)
      The show claims that they are the photos that ACLU sued to get released, but there are also the videos and the ACLU will probably keep their case going until they know that the administration has released all of the pictures and videos.
    •  According to the Docket (4.00)
      The appeal (05-6286, Second Circuit) is now proceeding on an expedited schedule, as follows:
      • The government appellants' opening brief was due on Feb. 10 (this is not yet showing up on the docket sheet, but that isn't unusual for the Second Circuit to post the entry).
      • The plaintiffs-appellees' brief is due March 3.
      • The government's reply brief is due March 17.
      • Oral argument has been proposed for the week of April 3.
      It's also worth noting that there are continuing proceedings in the district court (docket no. 04-4151), including further motions and cross-motions for summary judgment.  I haven't had a chance to look at these, however, so I can't say for sure what the subject of the newer motions might be.  The timetable for these is roughly similar to that of the appeal, with the final reply brief scheduled to be submitted by March 20.

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