Clemens v. Sisto

Filing 6

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE. Signed by Judge Jeremy Fogel on 10/21/08. (dlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/24/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NOT FOR CITATION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA STEVEN ANTHONY CLEMENS, vs. Petitioner, D. K. SISTO, Warden, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 08-02885 JF (PR) ORDER OF TRANSFER Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254, challenging his 2006 criminal conviction in the Siskiyou Superior Court. Petitioner has paid the filing fee. Venue for a habeas action is proper in either the district of confinement or the district of conviction, 28 U.S.C. 2241(d); however, petitions challenging a conviction are preferably heard in the district of conviction. See Habeas L.R. 2254-3(a); Laue v. Nelson, 279 F. Supp. 265, 266 (N.D. Cal. 1968); cf. Dunne v. Henman, 875 F.2d 244, 249 (9th Cir. 1989) (district of confinement best forum to review execution of sentence). \\\ \\\ Order of Transfer P:\PRO-SE\SJ.JF\HC.08\Clemens2885_trans.wpd 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 Accordingly, this case is TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the district where Petitioner's conviction occurred. See 28 U.S.C. 1391(b), 1404(a); Habeas L.R. 2254-3(b)(1). The Clerk shall transfer the entire file to the Eastern District of California. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 10/21/08 JEREMY FOGEL United States District Judge Order of Transfer P:\PRO-SE\SJ.JF\HC.08\Clemens2885_trans.wpd 2

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