Vasquez v. Frauenheim

Filing 3

ORDER,signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 12/8/17. CASE TRANSFERRRED to SACRAMENTO Division. New Case Number 2:17-cv-2579 KJN (HC). Old Case Number 1:17-cv-1419 JLT (HC). (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 SALVADOR B. VASQUEZ, 12 Petitioner, 13 14 15 v. No. 1:17-cv-01419-JLT (HC) ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE SACRAMENTO DIVISION OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SCOTT FRAUENHEIM, Warden, Respondent. 16 17 On October 23, 2017, Petitioner filed a habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 18 in this Court. Because venue is proper in the Sacramento Division of the Eastern District of 19 California, the Court will order the petition transferred. 20 The federal venue statute requires that a civil action, other than one based on diversity 21 jurisdiction, be brought only in “(1) a judicial district where any defendant resides, if all 22 defendants reside in the same state, (2) a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events 23 or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a substantial part of the property that is the 24 subject of the action is situated, or (3) a judicial district in which any defendant may be found, if 25 there is no district in which the action may otherwise be brought.” 28 U.S.C. §1391(b). 26 In this case, Petitioner is challenging his conviction from Yolo County, which is in the 27 Sacramento Division of the Eastern District of California. Venue is therefore proper in the 28 Sacramento Division, and the petition should have been filed there. In the interest of justice, a 1 1 federal court may transfer a case filed in the wrong district to the correct district. See 28 U.S.C. § 2 1406(a); Starnes v. McGuire, 512 F.2d 918, 932 (D.C. Cir. 1974). 3 4 Accordingly, the Court ORDERS that this matter is transferred to the Sacramento Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. 5 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 8, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 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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