(a) For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest
of justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any
other district or division where it might have been brought or to
any district or division to which all parties have consented.
(b) Upon motion, consent or stipulation of all parties, any
action, suit or proceeding of a civil nature or any motion or
hearing thereof, may be transferred, in the discretion of the
court, from the division in which pending to any other division in
the same district. Transfer of proceedings in rem brought by or on
behalf of the United States may be transferred under this section
without the consent of the United States where all other parties
(c) A district court may order any civil action to be tried at
any place within the division in which it is pending.
(d) Transfers from a district court of the United States to the
District Court of Guam, the District Court for the Northern Mariana
Islands, or the District Court of the Virgin Islands shall not be
permitted under this section. As otherwise used in this section,
the term "district court" includes the District Court of Guam, the
District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, and the District
Court of the Virgin Islands, and the term "district" includes the
territorial jurisdiction of each such court.