Vo v. Chappell

Filing 4

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to the Southern Division of the US District Court for the Central District of CA. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 2/15/13. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2013)

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1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 BINH VO, Petitioner, 5 6 7 No. C 12-06497 YGR (PR) vs. K. CHAPPELL, Warden, Respondent. 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ORDER OF TRANSFER / Petitioner, a state prisoner, has filed a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus. He has paid the $5.00 filing fee. 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 Orange County Superior Court, which is in the venue of the Central 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 Southern Division of the United States District Court for the Central 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:February 15, 2013 YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 28 G:\PRO-SE\YGR\HC.12\Vo6497.transfer.wpd

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