Brinkley v. Yuba County Superior Court

Filing 9

ORDER denying 8 Motion for injunctive relief signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 05/31/12. Petitioner is granted 45 days from the date of service of this order to file an amended petition (Plummer, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 JAMES A. BRINKLEY, 11 Petitioner, 12 13 14 15 16 No. 2:12-cv-0386 CKD P vs. YUBA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, Respondent. ORDER / Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis. Although 17 petitioner has been granted leave to file an amended petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254, there is 18 currently no petition or complaint before the court. (Dkt. No. 7.) 19 On May 16, 2012, petitioner filed a motion asking that the court issue an order 20 precluding prison officials from transferring him from the California Substance Abuse Treatment 21 Facility. (Dkt. No. 8.) Petitioner claims that when he is transferred, he will “be placed on 22 orientation status and will have no access to a law library”; thus, “a transfer would render it 23 impossible for petitioner to comply” with the deadline for filing an amended petition. 24 In Meachum v. Fano, 427 U.S. 215 (1976), the United States Supreme Court 25 explicitly held that prisoners do not have a constitutional right to be housed at a particular prison 26 within a state’s prison system. See also Rizzo v. Dawson, 778 F.2d 527, 530 (9th Cir. 1985) 1 1 (“An inmate’s liberty interests are sufficiently extinguished by his conviction so that the state 2 may change his place of confinement even though the degree of confinement may be different 3 and prison life may be more disagreeable in one institution than in another.”) Petitioner’s motion 4 for injunctive relief is frivolous and will be denied.1 5 6 However, as petitioner claims he will be unable to comply with the deadline for filing an amended petition, the court will grant petitioner an extension of time to do so. 7 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 8 1. Petitioner’s May 16, 2012 motion for injunctive relief (Dkt. No. 8) is denied; 9 2. Petitioner is granted 45 days from the date of service of this order to file an 10 amended petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Failure to timely file an amended petition will 11 result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed. 12 Dated: May 31, 2012 13 _____________________________________ CAROLYN K. DELANEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 14 15 16 17 2 brin0386.transfer 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 1 25 26 A more fundamental problem with petitioner’s request is that there is no petition or complaint currently before the court in this action. This court is unable to issue an order against individuals who are not parties to a suit pending before it. See Zenith Radio Corp. v. Hazeltine Research, Inc., 395 U.S. 100, 112 (1969). 2

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