Madison v. Allen et al
Order re: 5 Order. In light of Mr. Madisons correspondence (doc. 6) to the court and his clear desire to have counsel other than Mr. McCann appointed, Mr. McCann should include in his response(due 1/30/09) an explanation of why he has requested that the court appoint him as counsel for petitioner.. Signed by Judge Kristi K. DuBose on 1/27/09. (copy to petitioner) (cmj)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION VERNON MADISON, Petitioner vs. RICHARD ALLEN, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections, and the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, Respondents. ) ORDER It has come to the court's attention that petitioner, Vernon Madison, submitted a letter to the court, dated November 30, 2008, wherein he seeks appointment of counsel and advises that he has asked requested that Mr. Patrick McCann, Esq., "recuse himself." (doc. 6)1 Attached to his request is a letter to Mr. McCann dated October 26, 2008 wherein Mr. Madison instructs Mr. McCann to recuse himself and advises that he [Madison] "will be filing ineffective assistance of counsel claims during [the] federal appeals and it would constitute a conflict of interest" for Mr. McCann to continue his representation. (Id.) Currently pending before the court is Mr. McCann's motion for appointment as counsel for Mr. Madison. (doc. 2) The court has set a January 30, 2009 deadline for Mr. McCann to ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-00009-KD-B
The letter was received by the court on December 2, 2008. The petition for habeas corpus relief was filed on January 8, 2009. (doc. 1) 1
provide additional information regarding the request. In light of Mr. Madison's correspondence to the court and his clear desire to have counsel other than Mr. McCann appointed, Mr. McCann should include in his response an explanation of why he has requested that the court appoint him as counsel for petitioner. DONE and ORDERED this the 27th day of January 2009. /s/ Kristi K. DuBose KRISTI K. DuBOSE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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