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Randolph Harris v. Ricardo Martinez

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


May 3, 2011

RANDOLPH HARRIS,
PETITIONER
v.
RICARDO MARTINEZ, RESPONDENT

The opinion of the court was delivered by: (Judge Conner)

ORDER

AND NOW, this 3rd day of May, 2011, upon consideration of the petition for writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 filed on December 20, 2010, in which petitioner seeks credit for time he served in the custody of District of Columbia authorities, *fn1 and it appearing from the "Suggestion of Mootness" (Doc. 9) filed by respondent that petitioner was released from BOP custody on April 20, 2011 (Doc. 9-1, at 3),*fn2 thereby rendering the petition moot, 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. 1996) ("If developments occur during the course of adjudication that eliminate a plaintiff's personal stake in the me 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 ORDERED that:

1. The petition for writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED as moot.

2. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge


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