264 F.3d 1039 (11th Cir. 2001)
JERRY J. KILPATRICK, Petitioner-Appellee,
SAMUEL H. HOUSTON, Respondent-Appellant.
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
August 31, 2001
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, D. C. Docket No. 98-00282-3-CV-RH
ON REMAND FROM THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Before BLACK, GODBOLD and FAY, Circuit Judges.
Petitioner-Appellee has been released from custody. This appeal is therefore moot. Accordingly, this appeal is DISMISSED, and this case is REMANDED to the district court with instructions to dismiss the petition as moot. See Bekier v. Bekier, 248 F.3d 1051, 1055-56 (11th Cir. 2001) ("'Where a case becomes moot after the district court enters judgment but before the appellate court has issued a decision, the appellate court must dismiss the appeal, vacate the district court's judgment, and remand with instructions to dismiss as moot.'") (quoting United States v. Ghandtchi, 705 F.2d 1315, 1316 (11th Cir. 1986)).
DISMISSED and REMANDED with instructions.