Youngblood v. Director TDCJ
MEMORANDUM OPINION re Venue. This case should be transferred to the Waco Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Signed by Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on 6/28/12. (ljw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
JOHN PAUL YOUNGBLOOD
CIVIL ACTION NO. 9:12cv86
MEMORANDUM OPINION REGARDING VENUE
John Paul Youngblood, an inmate confined in the Polunsky
Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional
Institutions Division,, proceeding pro se, filed this petition
for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
Petitioner states that on March 11, 2008, he was convicted
of a criminal offense in the 66th District Court of Hill County,
He was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
Petitioner filed this petition for writ of habeas corpus in
the district in which he is currently confined.
Pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 2241(d), a petitioner may bring a petition for writ of
habeas corpus in the district in which he was convicted or the
district in which he is incarcerated.
Section 2241(d) further
provides that a district court in the exercise of its discretion
may transfer the action to the other district in the furtherance
Petitioner was convicted in Hill County, Texas.
28 U.S.C. § 124, Hill County is in the Waco Division of the
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
As all records and witnesses involving this action may be located
in the Western District, the transfer of this action to such
district would further justice.
Accordingly, this case should be transferred to the Waco
Division of the United States District Court for the Western
District of Texas.
A Transfer Order shall be entered in accor-
dance with this Memorandum Opinion.
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SIGNED this 28
KEITH F. GIBLIN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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