Burden v. Mullin

Filing 5

OPINION AND ORDER by District Judge James H. Payne, transferring case to the Western District of Oklahoma (terminates case) (acg, Deputy Clerk)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA MICHAEL R. BURDEN, Petitioner, v. MIKE MULLIN, Warden, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIV-13-068-JHP-KEW OPINION AND ORDER Petitioner has filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. A review of the petition, however, indicates petitioner was convicted in OKLAHOMA County, Oklahoma, which is located within the territorial jurisdiction of the WESTERN District of Oklahoma. Therefore, in the furtherance of justice, this matter may more properly be addressed in that district. Accordingly, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d), petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus is hereby transferred to the United States District Court for the WESTERN District of Oklahoma for all further proceedings. IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of March 2013.