IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 17, 2009
ANTHONY B. TILLMAN, PETITIONER,
KATHY MENDOZA-POWERS,*FN1 WARDEN, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.*fn2 Petitioner, convicted in Sacramento County Superior Court in 1987, and evidently serving a 19-year-to-life sentence,*fn3 is currently incarcerated at Avenal State Prison.
Petitioner appears to be challenging a matter related to a Board of Parole Hearings Life Prisoner Hearing Decision Face Sheet. See Ground 1 of petition, p. 3. Avenal State Prison is located in Kings County which is part of the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See Local Rule 3-120(d).
Pursuant to Local Rule 3-120(f), a civil action which has not been commenced in the proper division of a court may, on the court's own motion, be transferred to the proper division of the court. Therefore, this action will be transferred to the Fresno Division of the court. This court will not determine whether or not petitioner may be entitled to proceed in forma pauperis.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This court has not issued any order with regard to the filing of an in forma pauperis application or payment of the filing fee;
2. This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California sitting in Fresno; and
3. All future filings shall reference the new Fresno case number assigned and shall be filed at:
United States District Court Eastern District of California 2500 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721