McGee v. Roper

Filing 3

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER OF TRANSFER.......IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk shall transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. See 28 USC §2241(d).. Signed by Honorable Donald J. Stohr on 5/8/2009. (MRC) [Transferred from moed on 5/12/2009.]

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION LARRY W. MCGEE, Petitioner, vs. DON ROPER, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 4:09CV00688 FRB MEMORANDUM AND ORDER OF TRANSFER Petitioner, a Missouri state prisoner, seeks a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner is incarcerated in the Eastern District of Missouri. Petitioner's conviction, however, arose in the Western District of Missouri. The Eastern District of Missouri and the Western District of Missouri both have jurisdiction over the petition. See 28 U.S.C. 2241(d). In such an instance as this, the Court may transfer the petition to the Western District "in furtherance of justice . . ." Id. Additionally, the Court has entered an administrative order stating that, absent any unusual circumstances, any habeas petition challenging a conviction or sentence arising out of a proceeding in the Western District of Missouri should be transferred to that district. In re Business of the Court, January 27, 1986. As a result, the Court will order that this case be transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk shall transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. See 28 U.S.C. 2241(d). Dated this 8th day of May, 2009. /s/Donald J. Stohr UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2-

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