IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 31, 2008
RONALD R. HOLTZ, PETITIONER,
BRAD ROBERT AND ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
On March 21, 2008, Ronald R. Holtz filed a motion for leave to file petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Doc. 1). The case was randomly assigned to the undersigned Chief Judge. A review of the pleadings indicates that Holtz's prior petition for writ of habeas corpus was previously assigned to Senior District Judge William D. Stiehl. See Holtz v. Bowen, 03-CV-0649-WDS.*fn1 Cognizant of the Seventh Circuit's position that related cases filed within the same U.S. District Court should be transferred to (or consolidated before) a single District Judge, see, e.g. Smith v. Check-N-Go of Illinois, Inc., 200 F.3d 511, 513 n.1 (7th Cir. 1999); Blair v. Equifax Check Services, Inc., 181 F.3d 832, 839 (7th Cir. 1999), the Court TRANSFERS this case to Judge Stiehl for further proceedings. All further pleadings shall bear the cause number 08-CV-0219-WDS.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DavidRHer|do| Chief Judge United States District Court