Persinger v. Welhousser

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cv-00451

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO TRANSFER § 2254 PETITION - re: {{1}} Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. It is therefore respectfully RECOMMENDED that the case file, including any service copies and pending motions, be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, for all further proceedings. R&R flag set. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES A STAMPELOS on 1/17/2017. Internal deadline for referral to district judge if objections are not filed earlier: 2/14/2017. (cle) [Transferred from flnd on 2/23/2017.]

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PageID 117 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION STEWART PERSINGER, Petitioner, v. Case No. 4:17cv26-RH/CAS WELHOUSSER, Warden, Respondent. / REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO TRANSFER § 2254 PETITION On or about January 7, 2017, Petitioner Stewart Persinger, an inmate proceeding pro se, filed petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. ECF No. 1. Petitioner Persinger is an inmate at the North Florida Reception Center, Main Unit, in Lake Butler, Florida. See id. In his § 2254 petition, he challenges a state court judgment and sentence entered in case number 1103396-CF-AES by the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pasco County, Florida. See id. Jurisdiction is appropriate in the district of confinement and the district of conviction. 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d) (providing that state prisoner may file habeas petition in district where he was convicted and sentenced or in district where he is incarcerated). In this case, however, because the district of conviction appears to be the most convenient and appropriate PageID 118 Page 2 of 2 venue, this petition should be transferred to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. Id.; M.D. Fla. R. 1.02(b)(4). See Byrd v. Martin, 754 F.2d 963, 965 (11th Cir. 1985); Parker v. Singletary, 974 F.2d 1562, 1582 (11th Cir. 1992). It is therefore respectfully RECOMMENDED that the case file, including any service copies and pending motions, be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, for all further proceedings. IN CHAMBERS at Tallahassee, Florida, on January 17, 2017. S/ Charles A. Stampelos CHARLES A. STAMPELOS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE NOTICE TO THE PARTIES Within fourteen (14) days after being served with a copy of this Report and Recommendation, a party may serve and file specific written objections to these proposed findings and recommendations. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2). A copy of the objections shall be served upon all other parties. A party may respond to another party's objections within fourteen (14) days after being served with a copy thereof. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2). Any different deadline that may appear on the electronic docket is for the Court's internal use only and does not control. If a party fails to object to the magistrate judge's findings or recommendations as to any particular claim or issue contained in a Report and Recommendation, that party waives the right to challenge on appeal the district court's order based on the unobjected-to factual and legal conclusions. See 11th Cir. R. 3-1; 28 U.S.C. § 636. Case No. 4:17cv26-RH/CAS