Edward v. Holder et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Inge P Johnson on 10/22/12. (ASL)
2012 Oct-22 AM 09:42
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DANE L. EDWARD,
ERIC HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, et al.
CASE NO. 4:12-cv-2748-IPJ-MHH
This is an action on a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 by
Dane L Edward (the “petitioner”), who claims that he is being illegally detained by the respondents
pending his removal from the country and that he is due to be released from custody. The respondents
have filed a motion to dismiss this matter as being moot. (Doc. 4). Upon consideration, it is
recommended that the respondents’ motion to dismiss is due to be granted.
In support of their motion to dismiss, the respondents have filed a declaration by the Assistant
Field Office Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Gadsden, Alabama.
(Doc. 4 Exh. 1). In that declaration it is asserted that the petitioner was removed from the United States
on October 1, 2012. (Id.) As a result of such, the petitioner’s habeas claim for release under an order
of supervision or for repatriation 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’”).
Based on the foregoing, the government’s motion to dismiss this action as moot (Doc. 4) is due
to be GRANTED. A separate final order will be entered.
DONE, this the 22nd day of October, 2012.
INGE PRYTZ JOHNSON
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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