Peters v. Quarterman et al

Filing 9

MEMORANDUM OPINION REGARDING TRANSFER. The court has considered the circumstances underlying the particular facts of this case and has determined that the interests of justice would be served by transferring this petition to the division where petitioner is currently confined. The petition should be transferred to the Lufkin Division of the E/D Tx for hearing and determination. Signed by Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on 4/6/10. (mrp, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS BEAUMONT DIVISION TONY SHANE PETERS VS. N. QUARTERMAN, ET AL CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:10CV130 MEMORANDUM OPINION REGARDING TRANSFER Petitioner, Tony Shane Peters, an inmate currently confined at the Polunsky 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 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 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 was convicted and sentenced in Harris County, Texas, which is located in the Southern District of Texas. Petitioner filed this petition in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas, but he is currently confined at the Polunsky Unit, which is located in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Conclusion The court has considered the circumstances underlying the particular facts of this case and has determined that the interests of justice would be served by transferring this petition to the division where petitioner is currently confined. 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 ________ day of _____________________, 2010. 6 April KEITH F. GIBLIN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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