NERI-VEGA v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Filing 11

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DIRECTING TRANSFER TO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA for 8 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO TRANSFER HABEAS PETITION TO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA. Signed by Judge Thomas O. Rice. (SMP, Case Administrator)[Transferred from Washington Eastern on 4/18/2013.]

1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 7 8 JUAN MARTIN NERI VEGA NO: 13-CV- 0038-TOR 9 10 11 12 Petitioner, vs. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DIRECTING TRANSFER TO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Respondent. 13 BEFORE THE COURT is Petitioner’s “Objection to Magistrates 14 Recommendation and Order” (ECF No. 10). Magistrate Judge Hutton filed a 15 Report and Recommendation on February 25, 2013, recommending that Mr. Neri 16 Vaga’s habeas petition be transferred to the Northern District of Florida (ECF No. 17 8). Petitioner is incarcerated at the FCI Marianna in Florida. He filed his petition 18 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and paid the $5.00 filing fee. He insisted that § 2255 19 was an ineffective and inadequate vehicle for relief of his federal criminal 20 conviction arising in Arizona. ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DIRECTING TRANSFER TO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA -- 1 1 The Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendation and Petitioner’s 2 Objections and is fully informed in this matter. Mr. Neri Vega asserts that (1) he 3 never agreed to the involvement of a Magistrate Judge in this matter; and (2) 4 contrary to the Magistrate Judge’s conclusion, this Court does have personal 5 jurisdiction over his custodian. See ECF No. 10. The Court disagrees with 6 Petitioner’s assertions regarding personal jurisdiction for the reasons articulated by 7 the Magistrate Judge. The fact that Petitioner never consented to the Magistrate 8 Judge’s involvement in this case is irrelevant, as it is this Court, rather than the 9 Magistrate Judge, which has ultimate jurisdiction over the case. For the reasons set 10 forth by the Magistrate Judge, IT IS ORDERED the Report and Recommendation 11 (ECF No. 8), is ADOPTED in its entirety. 12 IT IS ORDERED this action is TRANSFERRED to the United States 13 District Court for the Northern District of Florida pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d) 14 and 28 U.S.C. § 1631. 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DIRECTING TRANSFER TO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA -- 2 1 IT IS SO ORDERED. The District Court Executive is directed to enter this 2 Order, and forward a copy to Petitioner. The District Court Executive is further 3 directed to forward this file with a copy of this Order to the Clerk of the United 4 States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and close the file in this 5 district. 6 DATED April 16, 2013. 7 8 THOMAS O. RICE United States District Judge 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DIRECTING TRANSFER TO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA -- 3