Thursday, February 19, 2009
We previously discussed the habeas petition in the civilian contractor case of Adolph v. Gates, No. 1:09-CV-00135 (EGS). Today DOJ filed this motion for extension of time in the habeas case noting that Adolph has been indicted under MEJA in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma for the same alleged offenses for which DOD was holding him in Kuwait. As a result, Secretary Gates has "withheld court-martial proceedings against Petitioner." U.S. Marshals are expected to take Adolph from Kuwait to Oklahoma no later than 2 March. "In light of these developments," DOJ observes, "this litigation may soon be resolved without the need for judicial action on Petitioner’s Amended Petition."