West Headnote of the Day – August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110VIII Jurisdiction
West's Key 110k101 Transfer of Causes
West's Key 110k101(1) k. Between Federal Courts.

110 Criminal LawVenue of prosecution arising from alleged large-scale scheme involving bribery of Alaska Borough officials and consultants would be transferred from district of Alaska to the Western District of Washington for the convenience of parties and witnesses, and the interest of justice, where all defendants resided and conducted business in Seattle area, majority of defense witnesses were located in Washington, criminal acts set out in indictment were substantially connected to Washington as well as Alaska, and periodic and unpredictable eruptions of volcano in Alaska were having adverse effect on scheduling of flights into and out of Alaska.
U.S. v. McDonald, 740 F. Supp. 757 (D. Alaska 1990)

Suggested by Chris Miller; Beckley, WV