HARDIMAN v. MINOR

No. 4:17-CV-2213 JMB.

ROBERT EARL HARDIMAN, Petitioner, v. DEAN MINOR, Respondent.

United States District Court, E.D. Missouri, Eastern Division.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 2254
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State)
Nature of Suit: 530 Habeas Corpus (General)
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Earl Hardiman, Petitioner, Pro Se.

Dean Minor, Respondent, represented by Stephen David Hawke , Missouri Attorney General's Office.


MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

JOHN A. ROSS, District Judge.

This matter is before the Court on petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis. The motion will be provisionally granted. Additionally, the Court will transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Petitioner, a Missouri state prisoner, seeks a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is incarcerated in Moberly Correctional Center, which is located in the Eastern District of Missouri. Petitioner's conviction, however, arose in the Westeni District of Missouri, in Jackson County.1

The Eastern District of Missouri and the Western District of Missouri both have jurisdiction over the petition. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). In such an instance as this, the Court may transfer the petition to the Western District "in furtherance of justice . . ." Id Additionally, the Court has entered an administrative order stating that, absent any unusual circumstances, any habeas petition challenging a conviction or sentence arising out of a proceeding in the Western District of Missouri should be transferred to that district. In re Business of the Court, January 27, 1986. As a result, the Court will order that this case be transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Accordingly,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis is provisionally granted, subject to modification by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d).

FootNotes


1. See State v. Hardiman, No. 1216-CR03796-01 (16th Circuit Court, Jackson County Missouri).

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