HAMIDULLAH et al v. OBAMA et al

Filing 37

ORDER dismissing as moot 8 Hamidullah's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus. See text of Order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 4/9/2014. (lcjdb1)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAMIDULLAH, Detainee, United States Air Force Base at Bagram, Afghanistan, and WAKEEL KHAN, as next friend to HAMIDULLAH, Petitioners, v. Civil Action No. 10-758 (JDB) BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States, CHARLES T. HAGEL, 1 Secretary of Defense, COL. JACK L. BRIGGS II, Commander, and JOHN AND/OR JANE DOES Nos. 1-5, Custodians, Respondents. ORDER Upon consideration of [36] petitioners' response to [35] the Court's March 31, 2014 Order calling for further submissions on the issue of mootness, the government's representation that the United States has "relinquish[ed] all legal and physical custody and control over Hamidullah," petitioners' acknowledgment that they cannot satisfy the standard for jurisdiction under Gul v. Obama, 652 F.3d 12 (D.C. Cir. 2011), the government's consent, and the entire record herein, it 1 The Court has substituted the current Secretary of Defense, Charles T. Hagel, in place of his predecessor, former Secretary Robert M. Gates, pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. is hereby ORDERED that [8] Hamidullah's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus is DISMISSED AS MOOT. SO ORDERED. /s/ JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge Dated: April 9, 2014 2

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