Ford v. King

Filing 4

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 4/21/2017 ORDERING this matter is TRANSFERRED to the USDC for the Northern District of California.(Yin, K)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 DARREN VINCENT FORD, 11 Petitioner, 12 v. 13 No. 2:17-cv-00794 AC AUDREY KING, 14 ORDER Respondent. 15 16 Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas 17 corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has not paid the filing fee or submitted an 18 application to proceed in forma pauperis. 19 The application attacks a conviction issued by the Santa Clara County Superior Court. 20 While both this court and the United States District Court in the district where petitioner was 21 convicted have jurisdiction, see Braden v. 30th Judicial Circuit Court, 410 U.S. 484 (1973), any 22 and all witnesses and evidence necessary for the resolution of petitioner’s application are more 23 readily available in Santa Clara County. Id. at 499 n.15; 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). 24 Accordingly, in the furtherance of justice, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is 25 transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. 26 DATED: April 21, 2017 27 28

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