Rage v. US Department of Homeland Security et al

Filing 7

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn on 12/3/2013. (KAM, )

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FILED 2013 Dec-04 PM 02:14 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA MIDDLE DIVISION ABDULLAHI ARTAN RAGE, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Petitioner, v. ERIC HOLDER, JR., et al., Respondents. Case No.: 4:13-cv-1065-SLB-PWG MEMORANDUM OPINION This case is before the court on Respondents’ Motion to Dismiss as Moot (Doc. # 6), filed November 22, 2013. In their motion, Respondents note that Petitioner was released from ICE custody on October 24, 2013, pursuant to an Order of Supervision. (Doc. # 6-1). Respondents argue that, because Petitioner has been released on an Order of Supervision, this case is due to be dismissed as moot. On June 4, 2013, Petitioner filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking to be released from custody pending his removal to Somalia. (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, 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 3rd day of December, 2013 SHARON LOVELACE BLACKBURN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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