Omar v. Hassell et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 8/25/14. (ASL)
2014 Aug-25 PM 02:06
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
SCOTT HASSELL, et al.,
Case No.: 4:14-cv-0985-MHH-SGC
On June 16, 2014, the magistrate judge ordered petitioner Mohammad Omar
to show cause why his petition for writ of habeas corpus should not be dismissed
for lack of jurisdiction or, alternatively, for want of prosecution. (Doc. 3). As was
the case with previous mail from the Court, the copy of the Order to Show Cause
mailed to Petitioner was returned as undeliverable. (See June 25, 2014 Docket
Entry). As noted in the Order to Show Cause, it appears Petitioner was detained in
Louisiana when he filed his petition. (Doc. 1 at 1-2; Doc. 3 at 2). Additionally, a
search of ICE’s online detainee locator service sheds no light on Petitioner’s
whereabouts, merely reporting: “Detainee Not Found.” See generallyDoc. 5, p. 2.
Accordingly, this Court lacks jurisdiction over this matter. Rumsfeld v. Padilla,
542 U.S. 426, 443 (2004) (generally, “jurisdiction lies in only one district: the
district of confinement”); Garcia v. Warden, 470 Fed. App’x 735, 736 (11th Cir.
2012) (“jurisdiction for § 2241 petitions lies only in the district of confinement”).
In the alternative, the Court finds this matter should be dismissed for want of
prosecution. Mr. Omar filed this action on May 27, 2014. (Doc. 1). He has taken
no action since then. He has not complied with the Court’s show cause order.
(Doc. 3). Therefore, the Court dismisses the action.
A separate order will be entered.
DONE and ORDERED this August 25, 2014.
MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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