Vieira v. Ylst
ORDER APPOINTING Independent Counsel signed by Chief Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 2/21/2012. John T. Philipsborn added. (Sant Agata, S)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
RICHARD J. VIEIRA,
Michael Martel, as Acting Warden of San
Quentin State Prison,
Case No. 1:05-cv-1492-AWI
DEATH PENALTY CASE
ORDER APPOINTING INDEPENDENT
The Court has determined it is in the best interests of the parties to appoint independent
counsel to confer with Petitioner Richard J. Vieira. Based on the recommendation of the Selection
Board for the Eastern District of California, the Court appoints John T. Philipsborn for this purpose.
Mr. Philipsborn shall be added to the docket in this matter as follows:
John T. Philipsborn
507 Polk Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, Calfiornia 94102
telephone: (415) 771-3801
A separate order filed under seal outlines the tasks the Court envisions Mr. Philipsborn will
undertake. This appointment will not interfere with the ongoing litigation in the matter unless the
parties are notified to the contrary by the Court. When there is a change in status of Mr.
Philipsborn’s appointment, the Court will file a public order conveying this information.
IT IS SO ORDERED
Dated February 21, 2012
/s/ Anthony W. Ishii
Anthony W. Ishii, Chief
United States District Judge
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