Willis v. Griffin et al

Filing 11

ORDER denying 9 Motion for Reconsideration filed by Zachary Willis. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 01/17/2014. (rhm)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION ZACHARY WILLIS, ADC #143271 V. PLAINTIFF 5:13CV00290 KGB/JTR TASHA L. GRIFFIN, Corporal, Cummins Unit, ADC, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff, Zachary Willis, has filed a Motion seeking reconsideration of the Court’s decision to deny him appointed counsel. Docs. 8, 9, & 10. Plaintiff contends that he needs an attorney because he cannot adequately read or write, and he depends on fellow prisoners to assist him in preparing his pleadings. Id. The pleadings Plaintiff has filed, with the assistance of fellow prisoners, have adequately explained the alleged facts and his claims for relief. Thus, there is no need to appoint counsel at this time. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration of the Denial of Counsel (Doc. 9) is DENIED. Dated this 17th day of January, 2014. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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