Brazile v. Mendoza-Powers

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ORDER, INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER from Sacramento (2:09-cv-0203 GGH) to FRESNO (1:09-cv-0215 TAG) signed by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on 02/03/09. (Plummer, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 The respondent in this action is "the state officer having custody of" petitioner. Stanley v. Cal. Supreme Court, 21 F.3d 359, 360 (9th Cir.1994); Brittingham v. United States, 982 F.2d 378, 379 (9th Cir. 1992) ("A custodian `is the person having a day-to-day control over the prisoner. That person is the only one who can produce `the body' of the petitioner.") 1 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ANTONIO BRAZILE, Petitioner, vs. KATHY MENDOZA-POWERS, Respondent. / Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254.1 Petitioner, convicted in Los Angeles County Superior Court and serving a 16-year-to-life sentence, is currently incarcerated at Avenal State Prison.2 Petitioner challenges a parole denial at a subsequent parole consideration hearing in 2006. Avenal State Prison is located in Kings County which is part of the Fresno Division of ORDER No. CIV S-09-0203 GGH P Petitioner does not appear either to have filed an in forma pauperis application or to have paid the filing fee. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See Local Rule 3-120(d). Pursuant to Local Rule 3-120(f), a civil action which has not been commenced in the proper division of a court may, on the court's own motion, be transferred to the proper division of the court. Therefore, this action will be transferred to the Fresno Division of the court. This court will not rule on petitioner's request to proceed in forma pauperis. Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. This court has not issued any order with regard to the filing of an in forma pauperis application or payment of the filing fee; 2. This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California sitting in Fresno; and 3. All future filings shall reference the new Fresno case number assigned and shall be filed at: United States District Court Eastern District of California 2500 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721 DATED: February 3, 2009 /s/ Gregory G. Hollows 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2 GGH:009/mp braz0203.109 GREGORY G. HOLLOWS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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