Rasheed v. Board of Parole of the United States

Filing 23

ORDER Transferring Case to United States District Court for the Northern District of California, signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 9/25/09. (Hellings, J)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TAHEE ABD RASHEED, 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) ) KELLY HARRINGTON, Warden ) ) Respondent. ) ____________________________________) 1:08-cv-01664 YNP [DLB] (HC) ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. BACKGROUND On July 15, 2009, Petitioner filed an amended petition for writ of habeas corpus1 which alleged the following grounds for relief: Ground One, an illegal search and seizure violated Petitioner's Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights (Pet. at 5); Ground Two, Petitioner's Fifth Amendment rights were violated when the parole commissioner stepped outside the bounds of 18 U.S.C. 4206(c)2 by setting Petitioner's parole eligibility date so far in the future that it would never allow Petitioner to be paroled (Id.); and Ground Three, Petitioner's Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated when the prosecutor withheld evidence favorable to Petitioner. (Pet. at 6). An amended document replaces the previously-filed document. See Local Rule 15-220. 26 2 27 28 U . S . D i s t r ic t C o u r t E. D . C a lifo r n ia 18 U.S.C. 4206 (repealed by Pub.L. 98-473, Title II, 235, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2031; repeal to take effect on Nov. 1, 1987. Effective date of repeal extended to twenty-four years after Nov. 1, 1987 by Pub.L. 110-312, 2, Aug. 12, 2008 122 Stat. 3013.) (applicable only to those convictions that took place before the original date of repeal.) 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 U . S . D i s t r ic t C o u r t E. D . C a lifo r n ia Venue for a habeas action is proper in either the district of confinement or the district of conviction. 28 U.S.C. A. 2241 (d). However, it is preferable for petitions challenging a conviction or sentence to be heard in the district of conviction while petitions challenging the manner in which the sentence is being executed be heard in the district of confinement. Dunne v. Henman, 875 F.2d 244, 249 (9th Cir. 1989). Ground Two of the amended petition challenges Petitioner's parole date, which deals with the manner in which his sentence is being executed; therefore, the claim should be heard in the district of confinement. Petitioner is confined at Kern Valley State Prison, which is in the Eastern District of California and under this Court's jurisdiction. This Court issued an order dismissing Ground Two on September 24, 2009, for failure to state a cognizable claim. (Doc. #22). After Ground Two was dismissed, only Grounds One and Three remain, both of which challenge the underlying conviction from San Mateo County. San Mateo County is in the Northern District of California; therefore, the petition should be filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In the interest of justice, a federal court may transfer a case filed in the wrong district to the correct district. See 28 U.S.C. 1406(a); Starnes v. McGuire, 512 F.2d 918, 932 (D.C. Cir. 1974). Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 3b142a September 25, 2009 /s/ Dennis L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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