IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 24, 2012
LLOYD MICHAEL THOMAS, PETITIONER,
GARY SWARTHOUT, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus on September 14, 2012. However, on September 20, 2012, petitioner filed a notice informing the court that his petition was accidentally sent to this court when it should have been sent to the Solano County Superior Court. The court construes the notice as a request to voluntarily dismiss the case pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1) (request for dismissal self-executing). Petitioner also requests the petition be forwarded to the state court or returned to him.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's request to voluntarily close this case is granted and the case is dismissed without prejudice and closed; and
2. The Clerk of the Court shall send petitioner a copy of the petition (Doc. 1).
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