Pierce v. Kane et al

Filing 4

ORDER Transferring Venue to the Sacramento Division of the Eastern District of California, signed by District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 3/8/13. New Case Number 2:13-cv-00482-WBS-CKD. (Verduzco, M)

1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 RONALD E. PIERCE, CASE NO. 1:13-cv-00178-AWI-SMS 7 Plaintiff, 8 ORDER TRANSFERRING VENUE TO THE SACRAMENTO DIVISION OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA v. 9 STEPHEN KANE, et al., 10 Defendants. 11 / 12 On February 5, 2013, Plaintiff Ronald E. Pierce filed a complaint against various 13 defendants, including judges of the Fifth District Court of Appeal for the State of California. 14 “Any justice, judge or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in 15 any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” 28 U.S.C. § 455(a). 16 Because the judges of the Fresno Division of the Eastern District of California maintain personal 17 and professional relationships with local state court judges, including the judges of the Fifth 18 District Court of Appeal for the State of California, the judges of the Fresno Division must 19 recuse themselves from this case to avoid any appearance of such partiality. 20 Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS this case TRANSFERRED to the Sacramento 21 Division of the Eastern District of California. 22 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 26 Dated: 0m8i78 March 8, 2013 SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE 27 28 1