Nkansah v. Hassell
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 4/4/2016. (AVC)
2016 Apr-04 AM 09:42
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
Case No.: 4:15-cv-01591-JHH-SGC
This matter is before the court on Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss as Moot. (Doc. 8). In
the motion, Respondent notes that Petitioner was released from ICE custody on March 15, 2016,
pursuant to an Order of Supervision. (Id. at 1; Doc. 8-1). Because Petitioner has been released,
Respondent contends this case is due to be dismissed as moot.
On September 14, 2015, Petitioner filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking to be
released from custody pending his removal to Ghana. (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 the 4th
day of April, 2016.
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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