Chapman v. Hill

Filing 3

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE.. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 8/25/10. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/25/2010)

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Chapman v. Hill Doc. 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. RICK HILL, Warden, IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KELVIN CHAPMAN, Petitioner, No. C 10-03295 SBA (PR) ORDER OF TRANSFER Respondent. / Petitioner, a state prisoner, has filed a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus. He has filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Federal statute allows "the Supreme Court, any justice thereof, the district courts and any circuit judge" to grant writs of habeas corpus "within their respective jurisdictions." 28 U.S.C. 2241(a). A federal petition for a writ of habeas corpus made by a person in custody under the judgment and sentence of a state court is properly filed in either the district of confinement or the district of conviction. Id. 2241(d). Where a case is filed in the wrong venue, the district court has the discretion to transfer it to the proper federal court "in the interest of justice." See 28 U.S.C. 1406(a). Here, Petitioner challenges a conviction and sentence incurred in the Solano County Superior Court, which is in the venue of the Eastern District of California. See 28 U.S.C. 84. Accordingly, that is the proper venue for this action. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1406(a) and Habeas L.R. 2254-3(b), and in the interest of justice, the Clerk of the Court is ordered to TRANSFER this action forthwith to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. All remaining motions are TERMINATED on this Court's docket as no longer pending in this district. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 8/25/10 SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE G:\PRO-SE\SBA\HC.10\Chapman3295.Transfer.wpd Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Kelvin L. Chapman J-69461 Folsom State Prison P.O. Box 950 Folsom, CA 95761 Dated: August 25, 2010 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: LISA R CLARK, Deputy Clerk I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. That on August 25, 2010, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located in the Clerk's office. v. RICK HILL et al, Defendant. / KELVIN CHAPMAN, Plaintiff, Case Number: CV10-03295 SBA CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 2

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