Shilling v. Stephens DO NOT DOCKET. CASE HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED OUT.
OPINION AND ORDER TO TRANSFER CASE to WDTX - San Antonio Division (Signed by Magistrate Judge Jason B. Libby) Parties notified.(lcayce, 2)
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION
NELSON RAY SHILLING,
February 24, 2016
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:16-CV-55
OPINION AND ORDER OF TRANSFER
This is a habeas action filed on February 16, 2016, by a state prisoner incarcerated
at the C.T. Terrell Unit, which is located in Brazoria County, Texas. (D.E. 1). In his
petition, Petitioner challenges his February 24, 2014 Bexar County conviction and
sentence. (D.E. 1, Page 2).
A habeas action may be filed either in the district where petitioner is in custody or
in the district in which petitioner was convicted. 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d); Wadsworth v.
Johnson, 235 F.3d 959 (5th Cir. 2000). Petitioner’s place of incarceration is in the
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas, 28 U.S.C. § 124(b)(1), and he was
convicted by a court located in Bexar County in the San Antonio Division of the Western
District of Texas. 28 U.S.C. § 124(d)(4).
For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district
court may transfer any civil action to any other district or division where it might have
been brought. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1404(a) and 1406(a).
A habeas application may be
transferred in furtherance of justice to the district court within which the state court was
held which convicted and sentenced the petitioner. 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d).
petitioner was convicted in Bexar County, it is more convenient and would further the
interests of justice for this action to be handled in the San Antonio Division of the
Western District of Texas. The records of his conviction and the prosecutor and defense
lawyers are all located in the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas.
Accordingly, it is ordered that this case be transferred to the United States District
Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.
ORDERED this 24th day of February, 2016.
Jason B. Libby
United States Magistrate Judge
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