Louisson v. York County Prison
ORDER DISMISSING petition for writ of h/c 1 as moot & directing Clrk of Ct to CLOSE case. (See order for complete details.) Signed by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner on 12/7/17. (ki)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
WARDEN, YORK COUNTY PRISON, :
CIVIL NO. 1:17-CV-1338
(Chief Judge Conner)
AND NOW, this 7th day of December, 2017, upon consideration of the
petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (Doc. 1), wherein
petitioner, Charles Louisson, challenges the constitutionality of his prolonged
detention by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), and
this court, in an effort to ascertain the custodial status of petitioner, accessed the
U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement Online Detainee Locator System,
which revealed that petitioner is no longer in the custody of that agency, which
renders the petition moot1, see Khodara Envtl., Inc. ex rel. Eagle Envtl., L.P. v.
Beckman, 237 F.3d 186, 192-93 (3d Cir. 2001) (“Article III of the Constitution grants
the federal courts the power to adjudicate only actual, ongoing cases or
controversies.”); Blanciak v. Allegheny Ludlum Corp., 77 F.3d 690, 698-99 (3d Cir.
Upon entering petitioner’s alien registration number, 209867865, and his
country of birth, Haiti, into the Online Detainee Locator System,
https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do, the results returned no matches for any
such detainee. The ICE local field office confirmed that petitioner was removed
from the United States on December 1, 2017.
1996) (“If developments occur during the course of adjudication that eliminate a
plaintiff’s personal stake in the outcome of a suit or prevent a court from being able
to grant the requested relief, the case must be dismissed as moot.”), it is hereby
The petition for writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED as moot.
The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
/S/ CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER
Christopher C. Conner, Chief Judge
United States District Court
Middle District of Pennsylvania
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