IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 17, 2012
RRUSSELL D. MILES, PETITIONER,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding without counsel, has filed a request to proceed in forma pauperis. By order filed March 20, 2012, petitioner was granted an extension of time to file a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (Dkt. No. 9.)
Petitioner has not yet filed such petition. However, petitioner states that his petition for review was denied on November 17, 2010. (Dkt. No. 1.) The California Supreme Court's website*fn1 reflects that in Case No. S187249, petitioner's petition for review was denied on November 17, 2010, and the underlying Court of Appeal case number was F058347. (Id.) Review of the case before the Court of Appeal reflects that petitioner was convicted in the Superior Court of Stanislaus County, California. People v. Miles, 2010 WL 3436626 (Cal. App. 5 Dist. Sept. 2, 2010). Thus, petitioner is attempting to challenge his conviction in the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Stanislaus County is part of the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See Local Rule 120(d).
Pursuant to Local Rule 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 has not ruled on petitioner's request to proceed in forma pauperis, or his motions for extension of time filed April 23 and 30, 2012.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This court has not ruled on docket numbers 7, 10 or 11;
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