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al-Najar v. Carter

United States Supreme Court

March 23, 2015

Redha al-Najar, Petitioner
v.
Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Defense, et al

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan.

OPINION

The petition in this case seek review of the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Al-Najar v. Obama, No. 12-5401 (CADC 2013), and Amanatullah v. Obama, No. 12-5407 (CADC 2013). They do not seek review of the judgment in Al Maqaleh v. Hagel, No. 12-5404 (CADC 2013), or Al Bakri v. Obama, No. 12-5399 (CADC 2013), which were consolidated with petitioner' appeals. Subsequent to the decisions of the court below, petitioner were transferred fro the custody of the United States to the custody of other nations. As a result, this case have become moot. We therefore grant the petition and vacate the judgment of the Court of Appeals with respect to this petitioner. See United States v. Munsingwear, 340 U.S. 36, 71 S.Ct. 104, 95 L.Ed. 36 (1950); Al-Marri v. Spagone, 555 U.S. 1220, 129 S.Ct. 1545, 173 L.Ed.2d 671 (2009). The motion of petitioner for leave to proceed in forma pauperis in No. 14-6575 is granted. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion and this petition.


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