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Tiemens v. Dickinson

November 18, 2010

HERMAN TIEMENS, JR., PETITIONER,
v.
KATHLEEN DICKINSON, RESPONDENT.



ORDER

Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.

The application attacks a conviction issued by the Sonoma County Superior Court, which is in the Northern District of California. While both this Court and the United States District Court in 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 petitioner's application are more readily available in Sonoma County. Id. at 499 n.15; 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d).

Accordingly, in the furtherance of justice, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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