Linn v. Mason
ORDER affirming Magistrate Judge Deere's decision rejecting Linn's request to fire his appointed counsel, 173 . The Court requests that Judge Deere have Linn transported to Little Rock for a meeting with counsel, and then a status hearing, within the next thirty days to determine if counsel is still needed to function in a stand-by capacity. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 8/27/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CHAD MASON, Deputy Sheriff,
Van Buren County Sheriff's Department
Linn wants to fire his appointed counsel. On Linn's appeal, NQ. 175, the
Court affirms Judge Deere's decision rejecting that effort request. Her decision
is neither clearly erroneous nor contrary to settled law. FED. R. CIV. P. 72(a).
The Court requests, however, that Judge Deere have Linn transported to Little
Rock for a meeting with counsel, and then a status hearing, within the next
thirty days. Depending on the state of the relationship between Linn and his
lawyer, it may be better for counsel to function in a stand-by capacity- by
assisting on specific pre-trial tasks such as subpoenas and copies (not on-call
for tasks at Linn's demand) and by attending trial to give Linn advice, if it is
D.P. Marshall Jf
United States District Judge
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