Karaja v. Sessions
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 10/16/2017. (KEK)
2017 Oct-16 PM 12:21
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
MOHAMMAD RAED KARAJA,
ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFFERSON )
B. SESSIONS, III,
Case No.: 4:17-cv-01372-MHHSGC
On August 15, 2017, pro se petitioner Mohammad Raed Karaja filed this 28
U.S.C. § 2241 petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking to be released from
custody pending his removal to Palestine. (Doc. 1). The respondent asks the Court
to dismiss this action as moot. (Doc. 10).
Mr. Karaja was released from ICE custody on October 11, 2017 under an
order of supervision. (Doc. 10-1, pp. 1-2). Therefore, Mr. Karaja’s habeas corpus
claim is moot because the Court no longer can provide meaningful relief. See
Nyaga v. Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th Cir. 2003); see also Spencer v. Kemna,
523 U.S. 1, 7-8 (1998) (after a habeas petitioner is released from custody, he must
demonstrate collateral consequences to avoid the mootness doctrine).
The Court will grant the respondent’s motion and dismiss this action by
DONE and ORDERED this October 16, 2017.
MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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