Hewitt v. State of California et al

Filing 4

ORDER of INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER from Sacramento (2:09-cv-0911 GGH) to Fresno (1:09-cv-0661 DLB) signed by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on 4/13/09. (Dillon, 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 Although plaintiff has included the governor, as well as the Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as named defendants, these officials appear to be nominal defendants only. 1 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA EDWARD HEWITT, Plaintiff, vs. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, et al., Defendants. / Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, together with a request to proceed in forma pauperis. In his complaint, plaintiff alleges violations of his civil rights by defendants. The alleged violations took place in Merced and (apparently) Tuoloumne Counties, which are part of the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.1 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 ORDER No. CIV S-09-0911 GGH P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 court. In light of 1996 amendments to 28 U.S.C. 1915, this court will not rule on plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis. Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. This court has not ruled on plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis; 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: April 13, 2009 /s/ Gregory G. Hollows 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2 GGH:009/mp hewi0911.22 GREGORY G. HOLLOWS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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