Grant v. Grounds

Filing 3

ORDER OF TRANSFER. Signed by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton on 5/3/11. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(nah, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/3/2011) [Transferred from cand on 5/5/2011.]

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 BOBBY GRANT, Petitioner, 7 8 9 v. ORDER OF TRANSFER ANTHONY HEDGPETH, Warden, Respondent. 10 / 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court No. C 11-1904 PJH (PR) 12 This is a habeas case filed pro se by a state prisoner. Petitioner seeks to challenge a 13 conviction obtained in the Superior Court in and for Sacramento County. Sacramento 14 County is in the venue of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of 15 California. Petitioner is incarcerated at Salinas Valley State Prison, which is in this district. 16 Venue for a habeas action is proper in either the district of confinement or the district 17 of conviction, 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d); however, petitions challenging a conviction are 18 preferably heard in the district of conviction. Habeas L.R. 2254-3(a); Laue v. Nelson, 279 F. 19 Supp. 265, 266 (N.D. Cal. 1968). 20 Because petitioner was convicted in Sacramento County, this case is 21 TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. 22 See 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a); Habeas L.R. 2254-3(b). 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 Dated: May 3, 2011. 25 26 27 28 P:\PRO-SE\PJH\HC.11\GRANT1904.TRN.wpd PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON United States District Judge

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