Reyes v. Kernan

Filing 5

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 7/25/2017 ORDERING CASE TRANSFERRED to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. (Henshaw, R)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 RANDY R. REYES, 12 13 14 No. 2:17-cv-1482 KJN P Petitioner, v. ORDER SCOTT KERNAN, 15 Respondent. 16 17 18 Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. 19 The application attacks a conviction issued by the Santa Cruz 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 Cruz 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: July 25, 2017 27 /reye1482.108 28

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