Smith #168819 v. Campbell
ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to the Eastern District of Michigan; signed by Magistrate Judge Ray Kent (Magistrate Judge Ray Kent, fhw)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
HENRY OSWALD SMITH,
Case No. 1:17-cv-881
Honorable Paul L. Maloney
ORDER OF TRANSFER
This is a habeas corpus proceeding brought by a state prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
On March 17, 1982, Petitioner was convicted in the Wayne County Circuit Court of second degree
murder, Mich. Comp. Laws § 750.317. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Venue in habeas corpus actions is governed by 28 U.S.C. § 2241. That statute allows a
petition to be filed either in the district where the petitioner is in custody or in the district in which the
petitioner was convicted. 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). Petitioner presently is incarcerated at Gus Harrison
Correctional Facility, located in Lenawee County. Petitioner was convicted in Wayne County. Both
Lenawee and Wayne counties are located in the Eastern District of Michigan. 28 U.S.C. § 102(a).
Venue, therefore, lies in that district, not in the Western District of Michigan. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that this case is hereby transferred to the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a).
Dated: November 7, 2017
/s/ RAY KENT
United States Magistrate Judge
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