Downes v. State of Alabama Department of Corrections
ORDER ADOPTING 5 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. Pet's 4 motion requesting "permission for change of venue" is DENIED, and this habeas action is TRANSFERRED to the Middle District of Alabama, w/disposition of Downes's pending 2 motion to proceed without prepayment of fees & 3 motion for equitable tolling to be left to the transferee court. Signed by Senior Judge Callie V. S. Granade on 6/28/2016. (copies mailed to Pet on 6/29/16) (tot)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
JAMES R. DOWNES,
STATE OF ALABAMA
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, )
CIVIL ACTION NO. 16-0240-CG-N
After due and proper consideration of the issues raised, and there having
been no objections filed, the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge
made under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B)-(C), Rule 8(b) of the Rules Governing § 2254
Cases in the United States District Courts, and S.D. Ala. GenLR 72(a)(2)(R), and
dated June 3, 2016, is ADOPTED as the opinion of this Court.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that Petitioner Downes’s motion requesting
“permission for change of venue” (Doc. 4) is DENIED and that this habeas action
under 28 U.S.C § 2254 be TRANSFERRED under 28 U.S.C. § 1631 to the United
States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, with disposition of
Downes’s pending motion to proceed without prepayment of fees (Doc. 2) and
“Motion for Equitable Tolling” (Doc. 3) to be left to the transferee court.
The Clerk of Court shall take any action necessary to effect this transfer and
is directed to close this case following transfer.
DONE and ORDERED this 28th day of June, 2016.
/s/ Callie V. S. Granade
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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