STAHL v. CROSBY

Filing 3

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by DAVID RUSSELL STAHL, : It is recommended that this case be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida for all further proceedings. Objections to R&R due by 4/7/2006 . Signed by Judge ALLAN KORNBLUM on 3/10/06. (deb, Gainesville)

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STAHL v. CROSBY Doc. 3 Case 5:06-cv-00045-SPM-AK Document 3 Filed 03/10/2006 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION DAVID RUSSELL STAHL, Petitioner, vs. JAMES V. CROSBY, Respondent. / REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION This matter is before the Court on Doc. 1, Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, filed by David Russell Stahl. At the time this proceeding was instituted, Petitioner was incarcerated at Holmes Correctional Institution, which is located within the Northern District of Florida. He challenges his conviction out of the Circuit Court of Hillsborough 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). CASE NO. 5:06CV45-SPM/AK Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:06-cv-00045-SPM-AK Document 3 Filed 03/10/2006 Page 2 of 2 Page 2 of 2 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 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 10th day of March, 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. 5:06cv45-SPM/AK

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