Hamilton v. CDC&R et al

Filing 4

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE. Signed by Judge William Alsup on 12/21/12. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(dt, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/21/2012)

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 No. C 12-6280 WHA (PR) JAMES B. HAMILTON, 8 Plaintiff, ORDER OF TRANSFER 9 vs. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 C.D.C.R.; WASCO STATE PRISON; J. D. LOZANO; R. ESCALANTE; R. VEGA, (Docket No. 2) 12 Defendants. / 13 14 This is a civil rights case brought pro se by a state prisoner incarcerated at Wasco State 15 Prison in Wasco, California. He sues prison officials at Wasco for actions taken there, and 16 officials at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) in 17 Sacramento, California, for their actions in processing his administrative appeals. Wasco and 18 Sacramento are located within the venue of the United States District Court for the Eastern 19 District of California. Venue for this case is therefore proper in the Eastern District. See 28 20 U.S.C. 1391. Accordingly, and in the interests of justice, this case is TRANSFERRED to the 21 United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See 28 U.S.C. 1404(a), 22 1406(a). Ruling on plaintiff’s application for leave to proceed in forma pauper is deferred to 23 the Eastern District. The clerk shall transfer this matter forthwith. 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 26 Dated: December 21 , 2012. 27 28 G:\PRO-SE\WHA\CR.12\HAMILTON6280.TRN.wpd WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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