Gray v. Hobbs

Filing 27

ORDER denying 24 Motion for Reconsideration re 25 MOTION to Appoint Counsel filed by Rufus Gray, 24 MOTION for Reconsideration re 18 Order on Motion for Hearing filed by Rufus Gray ; denying 25 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 3/10/11. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION RUFUS GRAY V. CASE NO. 5:10CV00218 JTK PETITIONER RAY HOBBS, Director Arkansas Department of Correction ORDER RESPONDENT Pending are Petitioner's Motion for Reconsideration (DE #24) of the Order denying a hearing (DE #18) and a second Motion to Appoint Counsel (DE #25). Both motions are denied. On November 16, 2010, the parties consented to the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge to conduct all proceedings and order the entry of a final judgment in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636 (c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73 (DE #12). For Petitioner's edification, when a judgment is made by the magistrate judge who has jurisdiction pursuant to consent, you may appeal that decision directly to the United States Court of Appeals like any other judgment of the United States District Court. On February 17, 2001, Petitioner filed a Notice of Appeal (DE # 20) with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals from the Order denying a hearing (DE #18). The Eighth Circuit dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction (DE #23). Petitioner has now filed a Notice of Appeal from that same decision to the district court "or the court having jurisdiction over these proceedings at this time" (DE #26). As explained above, the magistrate judge has jurisdiction over the proceedings, and again denies reconsideration of the motion for hearing. Further, as stated in previous Orders, should a determination be made at a later date that a hearing and/or appointment of counsel are/is necessary, the court will so order. WHEREFORE, Petitioner's Motion for Reconsideration (DE #24) and Motion to Appoint Counsel (DE #25) are DENIED. SO ORDERED this 10th day of March, 2011. ____________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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