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On Oct. 19, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the government to file within ten days a reply brief in American Civil Liberties Union v. Mattis. The court asked the government to describe why the ACLU lacks standing to file a habeas petition as a next friend on behalf of the unnamed U.S. citizen that the military is holding as an enemy combatant. The government's brief is included below.