Favor v. Minaj

Filing 2

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 12/15/2016. CASE TRANSFERRED to the Central District of California. CASE CLOSED. (Lundstrom, T)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 BRANDON FAVOR, 12 1:16-cv-01851-JLT (HC) Petitioner, 13 14 ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA v. NIKKI MINAJ, 15 Respondent. 16 17 18 Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2254. 19 The federal venue statute requires that a civil action, other than one based on diversity 20 jurisdiction, be brought only in A(1) a judicial district where any defendant resides, if all 21 defendants reside in the same state, (2) a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events 22 or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a substantial part of the property that is the 23 subject of the action is situated, or (3) a judicial district in which any defendant may be found, if 24 there is no district in which the action may otherwise be brought.@ 28 U.S.C. ' 1391(b). 25 In this case, the petitioner is challenging a conviction from Los Angeles County, which is 26 in the Central District of California. Therefore, the petition should have been filed in the United 27 States District Court for the Central District of California. In the interest of justice, a federal 28 court may transfer a case filed in the wrong district to the correct district. See 28 U.S.C. ' 1 1 2 3 1406(a); Starnes v. McGuire, 512 F.2d 918, 932 (D.C. Cir. 1974). Accordingly, the Court ORDERS that this matter is transferred to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 15, 2016 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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