IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 15, 2011
RAFAEL LOPEZ, PLAINTIFF,
DAVE DAVEY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff has filed a motion in which he requests that he be transferred to another prison. However, generally speaking, the court does not have the authority to order inmates transferred because there is no federal right to be housed at a particular prison. See Meachum v. Fano, 427 U.S. 215 (1976). To the extent plaintiff believes his current conditions of confinement violate federal law, he should initiate a separate action.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's June 6, 2011, motion for a transfer is denied.
/mp lope 09cv3089.31
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