Torres v. The People of the State of California

Filing 8

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA. Motions terminated: 3 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Sergio T. Torres, 4 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Sergio T. Torres, ***Civil Case Terminated.. Signed by Judge James Ware on 2/10/2010. (ecg, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/19/2010)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California SERGIO T. TORRES, Petitioner, vs. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, Respondent. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 09-04661 JW (PR) ORDER OF TRANSFER (Docket Nos. 3 & 4) Petitioner, a prisoner at the Corcoran State Prison, has filed this pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2241, challenging his state conviction. Venue for a habeas action is proper in either the district of confinement or the district of conviction, 28 U.S.C. 2241(d). At the time he filed the instant action, petitioner was confined at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California. However, Federal courts in California traditionally have chosen to hear petitions challenging a conviction or sentence in the district of conviction. See Dannenberg v. Ingle, 831 F. Supp. 767, 767 (N.D. Cal. 1993); Laue v. Nelson, 279 F. Supp. 265, 266 (N.D. Cal. 1968). The petition indicates that petitioner was convicted in Madera County which lies within the venue of the Eastern District of California. See 28 Order of Transfer P:\PRO-SE\SJ.JW\HC.09\Torres04661_transfer.wpd 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 U.S.C. 84(b). Accordingly, the above-titled action is hereby TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See 28 U.S.C. 1404(a), 2241(d); Habeas L.R. 2254-3. In light of this transfer, the Court will defer to the Eastern District with respect to petitioner's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, (Docket Nos. 3 & 4). The clerk shall transfer this matter and terminate any pending motions. DATED: February 10, 2010 JAMES WARE United States District Judge United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Order of Transfer P:\PRO-SE\SJ.JW\HC.09\Torres04661_transfer.wpd 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SERGIO I TORRES, Petitioners, v. PEOPLE OF THE STATE, et al., Respondents. / Case Number: CV09-04661 JW CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. 2/19/2010 , I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the That on 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. Sergio T. Torres F-77156 Corcoran State Prison P. O. Box 5242 Corcoran, CA 93212 Dated: 2/19/2010 /s/ Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: Elizabeth Garcia, Deputy Clerk

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