MAYER v. LANE et al

Filing 2

MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER re 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, filed by JACK MAYER directing him to show cause on or before May 23, 2017 why his petition should not be transferred to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell on 05/09/2017. (Mitchell, Robert)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA JACK MAYER, Petitioner, v. SUPERINTENDENT LANE, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 2:17-CV-586 MEMORANDUM Jack Mayer, an inmate at the State Correctional Institution- Fayette, by his counsel has presented a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. According to the petition, Mayer was convicted by a jury of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, criminal use of communication facility, conspiracy and corrupt organizations at No. 1427 CR 2014 in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, Pennsylvania and sentenced to a fifteen to thirty year period of incarceration. This sentence was imposed on November 21, 2014. It is provided in 28 U.S.C. '2241(d) that: Where an application for a writ of habeas corpus is made by a person in custody under the judgment and sentence of a State court of a state which contains two or more Federal judicial districts, the application may be filed in the district court for the district wherein such person is in custody or in the district court for the district within which the State court was held which convicted and sentenced him and each of such district courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction to entertain the application. The district court for the district wherein such an application is filed in the exercise of its discretion and in furtherance of justice may transfer the application to the other district court for hearing and determination. While the petitioner is in custody in the Western District of Pennsylvania, the trial court which sentenced him is located in Chester County, which is located in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It, therefore, would appear that the interests of justice would best be served by transferring the petition to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. An appropriate Order will be entered. ORDER AND NOW, this 9th day of May 2017, for the reasons set forth in the foregoing Memorandum, IT IS ORDERED that if he objects to the transfer, the petitioner do so on or before May 23, 2017, IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if no objections are filed the case will be transferred after that date to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for further proceedings. s/ Robert C. Mitchell United States Magistrate Judge 2

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