Durrant v. Holder et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Judge Karon O Bowdre on 2/20/13. (SAC )
2013 Feb-20 AM 11:38
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
JAVIN EORSKINE ALSON
ERIC HOLDER, et al.,
Case No.: 4:12-cv-02637-KOB-JEO
Javin Eorskine Alson Durrant, the Petitioner, has filed an application for a writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, asserting that he was being illegally detained by
Respondents and that he should be released from custody. (Doc. 1). The Respondents have filed
a motion to dismiss this matter as moot. (Doc. 9). Upon consideration of the motion, the court
finds that the petition is due to be dismissed.
In support of their motion to dismiss, the Respondents have filed a copy of a declaration
made by Adam Austin, the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer, stating that the
Petitioner was released from custody on February 12, 2013, on an order of supervision. (Doc. 9
at 5-6). Because the Petitioner is no longer in custody, his habeas petition is moot. See Nyaga v.
Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th Cir. 2003) (“a case must be dismissed as moot if the court can
no longer provide ‘meaningful relief’”). Accordingly, the court finds that the Respondents'
Motion to Dismiss as Moot (doc. 9) is due to be granted and that the petition (doc. 1) is due to be
dismissed without prejudice. The court will enter a separate Order.
DONE and ORDERED this 20th day of February, 2013.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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