Remember Tuesday’s order in Wahid v. Gates, in which the district court had thrown out a habeas claim regarding detention at Bagram?
It turns out that the district court’s decision was overtaken by events, as described in an order issued yesterday:
Approximately four hours after the Court issued its opinion and judgment in this matter, the Respondents notified the Court that Petitioner Zia-ur-Rahman had been transferred from U.S. government custody and control to that of the Afghan government on June 3, 2012. [Doc. 35.] Subsequently, Petitioner Zia-ur-Rahman moved to vacate that opinion and judgment and dismiss this case as moot. [Doc. 36.] The Respondents agree with the motion. Upon consideration of that consent motion, the Court VACATES its June 26, 2012 opinion and judgment. The case is
DISMISSED AS MOOT.