Stevens v. Rankins

Filing 3

OPINION AND ORDER by District Judge Ronald A. White, transferring case to the Northern District of Oklahoma (case terminated) (acg, Deputy Clerk) [Transferred from Oklahoma Eastern on 2/7/2024.]

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA RODGER D. STEVENS, Petitioner, v. WILLIAM RANKINS, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIV-24-047-RAW-DES OPINION AND ORDER Now before the Court is Petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. It has come to the Court’s attention that Petitioner was convicted in Creek County, Oklahoma, which is located within the territorial jurisdiction of the Northern District of Oklahoma. Accordingly, in the furtherance of justice, this matter may be more properly addressed in that district. Therefore, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d), Petitioner’s application for a writ of habeas corpus is hereby transferred to the Northern District of Oklahoma for all further proceedings. IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of February 2024. ____________________________________ RONALD A. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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