Thank you for your prompt reply. I do have some related questions:
1) Is there a federal rule addressing similar circumstances? (it's a federal case)
2) Where the new judge is in a different division, is ordering the case to be transferred to the new judge's docket the same thing as ordering an Intradistrict transfer to the new judge's division?
3) If the answer to #2 is yes, does that necessarily transfer venue?
thank you! One last question:
If venue means anything other than the physical courtroom where hearings are held, can you recommend a book I could find in a law school library which would get me up to speed on the concept of venue pretty quickly?
sorry, I thought that was the end of my questions, but I need clarification. If I understand you, whether a case is heard (or assigned to a judge, or "on the docket") in the Western District of Texas, El Paso division - or the San Antonio division - or the Austin division, there is no difference in venue - it is simply the Western District of Texas?
Thank you! That helps to clarify things in my mind.
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