Ragbir v. Sessions III, et al

Petitioner: Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir
Respondent: Jefferson Sessions, III, Kirstjen Nielsen, Thomas Decker, Scott Mechkowski and U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Amicus: Amici Curiae New York Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union and Amici Curiae Legal Scholars and Advocates
Case Number: 1:2018cv00236
Filed: January 11, 2018
Court: New York Southern District Court
Office: Foley Square Office
Presiding Judge: Katherine B. Forrest
Nature of Suit: General
Cause of Action: 28:2241
Jury Demanded By: None

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Date Filed#Document Text
January 29, 2018 48 Opinion or Order of the Court OPINION & ORDER: Having carefully reviewed the submissions and entire record in this matter, and having heard the parties, the Court is convinced that it must grant the petition for habeas corpus. Constitutional principles of due process and the avo idance of unnecessary cruelty here allow and provide for an orderly departure. Petitioner is entitled to the freedom to say goodbye. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that petitioner shall be immediately released from custody. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/29/2018) (mml)

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Respondent: Jefferson Sessions, III
Represented By: Joseph Nicholas Cordaro
Represented By: Brandon Matthew Waterman
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Respondent: Kirstjen Nielsen
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Respondent: Thomas Decker
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Respondent: Scott Mechkowski
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Respondent: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Petitioner: Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir
Represented By: Alina Das
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