SCHREINER v. MCDONOUGH

Filing 4

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by RAY M SCHREINER : It is recommended that this case be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge ALLAN KORNBLUM on 4/20/06. Internal deadline for referral to district judge if objections are not filed earlier: 5/18/2006(llt, Gainesville)

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SCHREINER v. MCDONOUGH Doc. 4 Case 1:06-cv-00069-MP-AK Document 4 Filed 04/20/2006 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE DIVISION RAY M. SCHREINER, Petitioner, v. JAMES MCDONOUGH, Respondent. ___________________________/ REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION This matter is before the Court on Doc. 1, Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, filed by Ray M. Schreiner. At the time this proceeding was instituted, Petitioner was incarcerated at Lawtey Correctional Institution, which is located within the Northern District of Florida. He challenges his conviction out of the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida. Jurisdiction is therefore appropriate in either this district or in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, as the districts of confinement and conviction, respectively. 28 U.S.C. 2241(d). The district of conviction would appear to be the most convenient for witnesses should an evidentiary hearing be necessary, and therefore, transfer of this cause to the Middle District is appropriate. Mitchell v. Henderson, 432 F.2d 435, 436 (5th Cir. 1970) (division of conviction, where witnesses were located, was appropriate venue over division of confinement in challenge CASE NO. 1:06-cv-00069-MP-AK Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:06-cv-00069-MP-AK Document 4 Filed 04/20/2006 Page 2 of 2 Page 2 of 2 to conviction); Parker v. Singletary, 974 F.2d 1562, 1582, n. 118 (11th Cir. 1992) (courts should give careful consideration to convenience of witnesses in transferring habeas corpus petitions under 2241(d)). It is therefore respectfully RECOMMENDED that this case be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida for all further proceedings. IN CHAMBERS at Gainesville, Florida, this 20th day of April, 2006. s/ A. KORNBLUM ALLAN KORNBLUM UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE NOTICE TO THE PARTIES A party may file specific, written objections to the proposed findings and recommendations within 15 days after being served with a copy of this report and recommendation. A party may respond to another party's objections within 10 days after being served with a copy thereof. Failure to file specific objections limits the scope of review of proposed factual findings and recommendations. 1:06cv69-MMP/AK

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