Samatar v. Hassell
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Abdul K Kallon on 3/28/17. (SMH)
2017 Mar-28 PM 05:04
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
FARHAN HASSAN SAMATAR,
SCOTT HASSELL, et al.,
Civil Action Number:
Petitioner, Farhan Hassan Samatar, filed a petition for habeas corpus pursuant
to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, seeking release pending deportation to Somalia.
On March 27, 2017, respondents filed a Motion to Dismiss As Moot. Doc. 9.
Respondents state that petitioner was removed to Somalia on March 9, 2017. It is
contended that petitioner’s habeas corpus petition is due to be dismissed as moot in
that he now has been removed from the United States.
After consideration of the record in this action and respondents’ Motion to
Dismiss, the court finds that petitioner’s removal to Somalia has rendered his habeas
corpus petition moot. See Nyaga v. Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th Cir. 2003);
Soliman v. United States ex rel. INS, 296 F.3d 1237, 1242 (11th Cir. 2002).
Moreover, the court finds that no exceptions to the mootness doctrine apply in this
case. See Murphy v. Hunt, 455 U.S. 478, 482 (1982); Carafas v. La Vallee, 391 U.S.
234, 237 (1968). Therefore, respondents’ motion to dismiss is due to be granted, and
the action is due to be dismissed as moot.
DONE the 28th day of March, 2017.
ABDUL K. KALLON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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