Quule v. Johnson et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 5/30/2017. (KEK)
2017 May-30 PM 12:50
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
MUHUDIN ABDULLAHI QUULE,
JEFF B. SESSIONS1 , Attorney General of
the United States, et al.,
) CIVIL ACTION NO.
On January 17, 2017, Muhudin Abullahi Quule filed a petition for writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. (Doc. 1). Mr. Quule challenged the legality of his
continued detention by federal immigration authorities pending his removal under the
Immigration and Nationality Act. (See Doc. 1). On May 26, 2017, the respondents filed
a motion to dismiss the action as moot because Mr. Quule has been removed from the
United States. (Doc. 6).
In support of their motion, the respondents submitted a declaration from a
supervisory detention and deportation officer stating that Mr. Quule was removed from
the United States on March 9, 2017. (Doc. 6-1). Mr. Quule’s petition for a writ of
When Mr. Quule filed this action on January 17, 2017, Loretta Lynch was the Attorney
General of the United States. Since then, Jeff Sessions replaced Ms. Lynch. Therefore, the Court
asks the Clerk to please substitute Mr. Sessions for Ms. Lynch as a respondent. See FED. R. CIV.
habeas corpus is moot because the Court no longer can provide meaningful relief. See
Nyaga v. Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th Cir. 2003). Therefore, the Court will grant
the respondents’ motion. The Court will enter a separate final order.
DONE and ENTERED this 30th day of May, 2017.
MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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