Yang v. Lynch et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 1/5/2016. (KEK)
2016 Jan-05 AM 10:30
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
BIAO OU YANG,
LORETTA LYNCH, et al.,
Case No.: 4:15-cv-01901-MHH-SGC
On October 28, 2015, Petitioner Biao Ou Yang filed a petition for writ of
habeas corpus seeking to be released from custody pending his removal to China.
(Doc. 1). This matter is before the court on Respondents' Motion to Dismiss as
Moot. (Doc. 4). In the motion, Respondents demonstrate that Petitioner was
released from ICE custody on December 2, 2015, pursuant to an Order of
(Id. at 1; Doc. 4-1).
Because Petitioner has been released,
Respondents contend this case is due to be dismissed as moot.
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) (when a
habeas petitioner is released from custody, he must demonstrate collateral
consequences to avoid mootness doctrine). Accordingly, the Court will grant the
Respondents’ motion to dismiss. The Court will enter a separate order dismissing
this habeas action.
DONE and ORDERED this January 5, 2016.
MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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