Bridgewater v. People Of California

Filing 4

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 11/9/2017 TRANSFERRING this matter to the USDC for the Southern District of California. CASE CLOSED. (Yin, K) [Transferred from California Eastern on 11/9/2017.]

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 KEITH RUBEN BRIDGEWATER, 12 13 14 No. 2:17-cv-2244 KJN P Petitioner, v. ORDER PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA, 15 Respondent. 16 17 Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas 18 corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has not paid the filing fee or submitted an 19 application to proceed in forma pauperis. 20 The application attacks a conviction issued by the Superior Court of Imperial County. 21 While both this court and the United States District Court in the district where petitioner was 22 convicted have jurisdiction, see Braden v. 30th Judicial Circuit Court, 410 U.S. 484 (1973), any 23 and all witnesses and evidence necessary for the resolution of petitioner’s application are more 24 readily available in Imperial County. Id. at 499 n.15; 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). 25 Accordingly, in the furtherance of justice, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is 26 transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. 27 Dated: November 9, 2017 28 brid2244.108

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