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Case Name Ali v. Cangemi IM-MN-0002
Docket / Court 0:03-cv-03189-DWF-JSM ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
On May 15, 2003, petitioner Ahmed Hassan Ali, a native of Somalia, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleging that his extended detention awaiting deportation was unlawful.

On June 1, 2004, the ... read more >
On May 15, 2003, petitioner Ahmed Hassan Ali, a native of Somalia, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleging that his extended detention awaiting deportation was unlawful.

On June 1, 2004, the district court (Judge Donovan W. Frank) granted the writ. Judge Frank adopted Magistrate Judge Mayeron's Report and Recommendation, dated March 30, 2004, which found that because of the injunction put in place by Ali v. Ashcroft, 346 F.3d 873 (9th Cir.2003) (nationwide class action enjoining the federal government from removing detained aliens to Somalia, because there was no functioning government there that could accept their return), it did not appear that Petitioner Ali would be deported anytime soon. As such, Judge Frank found that the petitioner was entitled to release pursuant to Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001). Ali v. Cangemi, 2004 WL 4000530 (D.Minn. Jun 01, 2004). The government appealed.

A panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. Ali v. Cangemi, 384 F.3d 989 (8th Cir.2004). On November 23, 2004, the en banc court vacated the panel opinion and granted rehearing en banc. On December 29, 2004, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released Ali, allegedly by mistake. Thereafter, ICE tried but could not locate, considering him a fugitive. In light of Ali's release from custody, the en banc court reversed and vacated the district court judgment, and directed the district court to dismiss the case without prejudice, finding that Ali's petition for a writ of habeas corpus was moot. Ali v. Cangemi, 419 F.3d 722 (8th Cir. 2005).

On remand on December 19, 2005, District Judge Frank dismissed the case.

Dan Dalton - 12/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Habeas Corpus
Immigration
Deportation - criteria
Deportation - judicial review
Deportation - procedure
Detention - conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) Immigration and Naturalization Service
Plaintiff Description A native of Somalia who filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
0:03-cv-03189-DWF-JSM (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/08/2006
General Documents
Order Directing Respondent to Show Why Writ Should Not Be Granted [ECF# 3] (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/22/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 29665) (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-0013.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/30/2004
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (2004 WL 4000530 / 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 29657) (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/01/2004
Motion for Stay of order or to Amend Judgment [ECF# 24]
IM-MN-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/03/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum in Support of Motion for Stay [ECF# 25-1]
IM-MN-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/03/2004
Response to Motion for Stay [ECF# 27-1]
IM-MN-0002-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/04/2004
Second Motion for Stay [ECF# 29]
IM-MN-0002-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Staying Judgment Pending 8th Circuit Determination [ECF# 32] (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/16/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 37-1] (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2004
Brief for respondent-appellant
IM-MN-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2004
Opinion (2004 U.S.App.LEXIS 24457)
IM-MN-0002-0014.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/23/2004
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (419 F.3d 722)
IM-MN-0002-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/16/2005
Source: Google Scholar
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota [Ct. of App. ECF# 38]
IM-MN-0002-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/25/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Arnold, Morris Sheppard Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Benton, William Duane Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Bye, Gareth D. Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Colloton, Steven M. Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Frank, Donovan W. Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0008 | IM-MN-0002-0012 | IM-MN-0002-9000
Gruender, Raymond W. Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Lay, Donald Pomery Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Loken, James B. Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Mayeron, Janie S. (D. Minn.)
IM-MN-0002-0002 | IM-MN-0002-0013
Melloy, Michael Joseph Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Murphy, Diana E. Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0011
Riley, William Jay Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Wollman, Roger Leland Court not on record
IM-MN-0002-0010 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Plaintiff's Lawyers Menendez, Katherine (Minnesota)
IM-MN-0002-0006 | IM-MN-0002-0008 | IM-MN-0002-0011 | IM-MN-0002-0012 | IM-MN-0002-0013 | IM-MN-0002-9000
Murphy, Carol A. (Washington)
IM-MN-0002-0010
Defendant's Lawyers Bryan, Lonnie F. (Minnesota)
IM-MN-0002-0004 | IM-MN-0002-0005 | IM-MN-0002-0007 | IM-MN-0002-0008 | IM-MN-0002-0009 | IM-MN-0002-0012 | IM-MN-0002-0013 | IM-MN-0002-9000
Heffelfinger, Thomas (Minnesota)
IM-MN-0002-0004 | IM-MN-0002-0005 | IM-MN-0002-0007
Keisler, Peter D. (District of Columbia)
IM-MN-0002-0001
Kline, David J. (District of Columbia)
IM-MN-0002-0001
Paisner, Jennifer (District of Columbia)
IM-MN-0002-0001 | IM-MN-0002-0011
Other Lawyers Benton, Terrell W. (Georgia)
IM-MN-0002-0010

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