Lionel v. Holder et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION, as set out, re Respondents motion to dismiss as moot 10 . Signed by Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn on 12/16/14. (CTS, )
2014 Dec-16 PM 04:29
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ERIC H. HOLDER, Attorney General of the
United States, et al.,
This is a habeas corpus case filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 by Rickley Lionel, pro se. It
was transferred to this court from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York. Petitioner contests his continued detention at the Etowah County Detention Center pending his
removal to St. Lucia pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et
seq. Respondents now move to dismiss the action as moot. (Doc. 10).
In support of their motion, Respondents have filed evidence showing that Petitioner was
released from custody under order of supervision. (Doc. 10-1). Thus, Petitioner’s 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’”). Accordingly, Respondents’ motion is due to be granted, and this matter is due to be
dismissed as moot. A separate final order will be entered.
DONE this 16th day of December, 2014.
SHARON LOVELACE BLACKBURN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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