Beard v. People of the State of California
ORDER OF TRANSFER (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 12/13/2013)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
United States District Court
For the Northern District of California
No. C 13-4651 SI (pr)
ORDER OF TRANSFER
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF
Robert Beard, an inmate at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California, has filed
a petition for writ of habeas corpus to challenge his conviction from the Los Angeles County
Superior Court, asserting that his appellate attorney provided inadequate representation. Los
Angeles County lies within the venue of the Central District of California. The facility Beard
is incarcerated at is in Monterey County, within the venue of the Northern District of California.
Venue is proper in a habeas action in either the district of confinement or the district of convic-
tion, 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d); however, a petition challenging a conviction or the sentence imposed
is preferably heard in the district of conviction. See N. D. Cal. Habeas L.R. 2254-3(b). Because
the conviction occurred in the Central District of California, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) and
Habeas L.R. 2254-3(b), and in the interests of justice, this action is TRANSFERRED to the
United States District Court for the Central District of California. The clerk shall transfer this
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: December 13, 2013
United States District Judge
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