UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND :ETHICS IN WASHINGTON, et al., ::Plaintiffs, ::v. : Civil Action No. 08-1548 (CKK):THE HON. RICHARD B. CHENEY, et al., ::Defendants. :____________________________________:
JOINT STATUS REPORT
By Order dated September 22, 2008, the Court directed the parties to confer “to discusswhether or not it is appropriate for one or both parties to take narrow and expedited discovery”and, “to the extent it is appropriate, the amount and nature (e.g., depositions, interrogatories) of such discovery.” Thereafter the parties were directed to file a Joint Status Report including, asappropriate, “an expedited discovery and briefing schedule” with an outside date of November17, 2008. Pursuant to that Order the parties hereby submit this Report.
The record currently before the Court raises critical questions to which plaintiffs needanswers before they can move for summary judgment based on a lack of dispute over materialfacts. Most fundamentally, as the Court’s Memorandum Opinion of September 20, 2008 (“Mem.Op.”) (Document 16) recognizes, the White House defendants are preserving “
documentarymaterial reflecting the ‘functions of the Vice President specially assigned to the Vice Presidentby the President in the discharge of executive duties and responsibilities’ and the ‘functions of the Vice President as President of the Senate.’” Mem. Op. at 12 (emphasis in original).
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