Moodie v. Holder et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Chief Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn on 11/4/2013. (AVC)
2013 Nov-04 PM 04:21
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
BIRTRAM JUHA JAMIE MOODIE,
ERIC HOLDER, JR., et al.,
Case No.: 4:13-cv-989-SLB-PWG
This case is before the court on Respondents’ Motion to Dismiss as Moot (Doc. # 3), filed
July 17, 2013. In their motion, Respondents note that Petitioner was released from ICE custody on
July 11, 2013, pursuant to an Order of Supervision. (Doc. # 3-1). Respondents argue that, because
Petitioner has been released on an Order of Supervision, this case is due to be dismissed as moot.
On July 18, 2013, the previously assigned Magistrate Judge ordered Petitioner to respond to
Respondents’ motion within 20 days; the order was returned as undeliverable and Petitioner has not
On May 24, 2013, Petitioner filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking to be released
from custody pending his removal to the Cayman Islands. (Doc. # 1). Because Petitioner has been
released on an Order of Supervision, his petition seeking that very relief 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’”); see also Spencer v. Kemna, 523 U.S. 1, 8 (1998) (once a habeas
petitioner is released from custody, he must demonstrate collateral consequences to avoid mootness
doctrine). Accordingly, Respondents’ motion is due to be granted and this matter is due to be
dismissed. Khader v. Holder, 843 F. Supp. 2d 1202 (N.D. Ala. 2011).
A separate order will be entered.
DONE, this 4th day of November, 2013.
SHARON LOVELACE BLACKBURN
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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