Waller v. Quarterman

Filing 2

MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding transfer. Petitioner filed this petition in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas. However, petitioner was convicted and sentenced in Shelby County which is located within the Lufkin Division. The cour t has determined that the interest of justice would best be served if this petition were transferred to the division where petitioner was convicted and sentenced. The petition should be transferred to the Lufkin Division of the E/D Tx for hearing and determination. Signed by Judge Earl S. Hines on 9/20/06. (mrp, )

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Waller v. Quarterman Doc. 2 Case 1:06-cv-00558-MAC-ESH Document 2 Filed 09/20/2006 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS BEAUMONT DIVISION AARON WAYNE WALLER VS. DIRECTOR, TDCJ-CID CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:06-CV-558 MEMORANDUM OPINION REGARDING TRANSFER Petitioner Aaron Wayne Waller, an inmate confined at the Stiles Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, proceeding pro se, brings this petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. The above-styled action was referred to the undersigned magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636 and the Local Rules for the Assignment of Duties to the United States Magistrate Judge for findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations for the disposition of the case. Discussion Title 28 U.S.C. 2254(a) allows a district court to "entertain an application for a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of a person in custody pursuant to the judgment of a State court only on the ground that he is in custody in violation of the Constitution or laws or treaties of the United States." 28 U.S.C. 2254(a). A state prisoner is required to file his federal petition for writ of habeas corpus in either the district where the prisoner is incarcerated or the district where the prisoner was convicted and sentenced. 28 U.S.C. 2241(d). Although both district courts have jurisdiction to entertain the application, "[t]he district court for the district wherein such an application is filed in Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:06-cv-00558-MAC-ESH Document 2 Filed 09/20/2006 Page 2 of 2 the exercise of its discretion and in furtherance of justice may transfer the application to the other district court for hearing and determination." Id. Petitioner filed this petition in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas. However, petitioner was convicted and sentenced in Shelby County which is located within the Lufkin Division. The court has considered the circumstances and has determined that the interest of justice would best be served if this petition were transferred to the division where petitioner was convicted and sentenced. Therefore, the petition should be transferred to the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas for hearing and determination. An order transferring the case will be entered by the undersigned. Hello This is a Test SIGNED this 20 day of September , 2006. ___________________________________ EARL S. HINES UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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