Johnson v. Kernan et al
ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to Eastern District of California. Signed by Judge Robert M. Illman on 11/30/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(rmilc1s, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/30/2017) [Transferred from cand on 12/1/2017.]
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JERRY C. JOHNSON,
Case No. 17-cv-5855-RMI (PR)
ORDER OF TRANSFER
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Docket Nos. 2, 3
This is a petition for writ of habeas corpus filed pro se by a state prisoner. Petitioner
challenges a conviction obtained in the Solano County Superior Court. Solano County is in the
venue of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Petitioner is
incarcerated in this district.
Venue for a habeas action is proper in either the district of confinement or the district of
conviction, 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). Because petitions challenging a conviction are preferably heard
in the district of conviction, Habeas L.R. 2254-3(a); Laue v. Nelson, 279 F. Supp. 265, 266 (N.D.
Cal. 1968), and petitioner was convicted in the Eastern District, this case is TRANSFERRED to
the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a);
Habeas L.R. 2254-3(b). All pending motions are vacated and will be addressed in the Eastern
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 30, 2017
ROBERT M. ILLMAN
United States Magistrate Judge
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