Imade v. Holder et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER ADOPTING the Magistrate Judge's 3 REPORT and ACCEPTING the Magistrate Judge's 3 RECOMMENDATIONS. Accordingly, to the extent Petitioner's initial filing is construed as a Petition for Writ of Habeas C orpus, it is due to be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to filing in the proper venue. To the extent Petitioner's initial filing is construed as a Motion to Reopen a previous Habeas Petition, it is hereby DENIED as MOOT. Signed by Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins on 6/3/2014. (JLC)
2014 Jun-03 PM 03:02
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ANTHONY OSARINMWIAN IMADE,
ERIC HOLDER, et al.,
Case No.: 2:14-cv-0811-VEH-SGC
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
The magistrate judge entered a report and recommendation on May 14, 2014, recommending
the relief sought by petitioner, Anthony Osarinmwian Imade (“Imade”) be denied. (Doc. 3).
Specifically, to the extent Imade’s initial filing constitutes a petition for writ of habeas corpus
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, the magistrate judge recommended it be dismissed without prejudice
to filing in the proper venue. (Doc. 3 at 2). To the extent Imade’s initial filing constitutes a motion
to reopen a previous habeas petition, the magistrate judge recommended it be denied as moot. (Id.).
The report and recommendation mailed to Imade has been returned as undeliverable. (Doc. 4).
Furthermore, a search of the website for Immigration and Customs Enforcement reveals that Imade
is no longer in ICE custody. Because Imade is no longer in custody, to the extent that his filing
constitutes a motion to reopen a previous habeas petition, his release has rendered his habeas corpus
petition moot on that alternative basis as well. See Nyaga v Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th Cir.
2003) (A case is moot and must be dismissed if the court can no longer provide “meaningful
relief.”); Soliman v United States ex rel. INS, 296 F.3d 1237, 1242 (11th Cir. 2002) (similar).
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, the Court
is of the opinion that the magistrate judge’s findings are due to be and are hereby ADOPTED and
her recommendation is ACCEPTED as amplified hereby. Accordingly, to the extent Imade’s initial
filing is construed as a petition for writ of habeas corpus, it is due to be DISMISSED WITHOUT
PREJUDICE to filing in the proper venue. To the extent Imade’s initial filing is construed as a
motion to reopen a previous habeas petition, it is hereby DENIED as MOOT.
A final judgment will be entered.
DONE this 3rd day of June, 2014.
VIRGINIA EMERSON HOPKINS
United States District Judge
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