IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 15, 2010
ANTONIO B. POOLE, MOVANT,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Movant, a federal prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. The application attacks a conviction issued by the Western District of Tennessee and movant is incarcerated in the Eastern District of California. This case was originally filed in the Northern District of California and transferred to this Court.*fn1
While both this Court and the United States District Court in the Western District of Tennessee, the district where petitioner was convicted have jurisdiction, see Braden v. 30th Judicial Circuit Court, 410 U.S. 484 (1973), any and all witnesses and evidence necessary for the resolution of movant's application are more readily available in the Western District of Tennessee. Id. at 499 n.15; 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). Moreover, a challenge to the conviction or sentence to a federal judgment should be heard by the court presiding over same.
Accordingly, in the furtherance of justice, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.