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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Lorenza PORTER, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Eric WILSON, Warden, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 14-6242

Decided: March 18, 2019

Before MOTZ, WYNN, and THACKER, Circuit Judges. Lorenza Porter, Appellant Pro Se.

Lorenza Porter appeals from the district court's order denying his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2012) petition. Since filing his petition, Porter has been released from custody, and his supervised release was terminated. Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal as moot. See Preiser v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 475, 484, 93 S.Ct. 1827, 36 L.Ed.2d 439 (1973) (“[T]he essence of habeas corpus is an attack by a person in custody upon the legality of that custody, and ․ the traditional function of the writ is to secure release from illegal custody.”); Carafas v. LaVallee, 391 U.S. 234, 238, 88 S.Ct. 1556, 20 L.Ed.2d 554 (1968) (recognizing that purpose of habeas corpus “is to provide an effective and speedy instrument by which judicial inquiry may be had into the legality of the detention of a person”). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.



Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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