Case: Medvid v. Lambert

2:85-05150 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Nov. 8, 1985

Closed Date: Nov. 8, 1985

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Case Summary

In 1985, petitioners, as next friends of Ukrainian seaman Medvid, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeking an order compelling the U.S. government to stop the departure of the Soviet vessel SS Marshal Konev without first releasing seaman Medvid for inquiry into voluntariness of his expressed desire to return to the Soviet Union.

The District Court (Judge Feldman) denied the petition, holding that the administrative ability to deter the ship's departure was not sufficient constructive control over seaman Medvid to warrant habeas relief. Medvid by Medvid v. Lambert, 621 F.Supp. 575 (E.D. La.,1985).

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (10/23/2007)

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People


Judge(s)

Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baity, William F. (Louisiana)

Linhardt, Daniel S. (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baity, William F. (Louisiana)

Linhardt, Daniel S. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:85-05150

Order and Reasons

Nov. 8, 1985

Nov. 8, 1985

Order/Opinion

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 8, 1985

Closing Date: Nov. 8, 1985

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Ukrainian seaman seeking asylum

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Federal

U.S. Navy, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Habeas Corpus

Immigration/Border:

Asylum - criteria

Asylum - procedure