Rankine v. Gonzales et al

Filing 7

ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis; ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 3 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by Judge Sandra M. Snyder on 6/21/07. (Hellings, J)

Download PDF
(HC) Rankine v. Gonzales et al Doc. 7 Case 1:07-cv-00858-AWI-SMS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 VICTOR MOBOYA RANKINE, 13 Petitioner, 14 v. 15 ALBERT GONZALES, et al., 16 Document 7 Filed 06/21/2007 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 1:07-CV-00858 AWI SMS HC ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS [Doc. #2] ORDER DENYING MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL [Doc. #3] Respondents. 17 18 Petitioner is a detainee of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") 19 proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2241. 20 On June 15, 2007, Petitioner filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis. Pursuant to 28 21 U.S.C. 1915, Petitioner is hereby AUTHORIZED to proceed in forma pauperis. 22 Also on June 15, 2007, Petitioner filed a motion for the appointment of counsel. There 23 currently exists no absolute right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings. See e.g., 24 25 26 3006A authorizes the appointment of counsel at any stage of the case "if the interests of justice so 27 require." See Rule 8(c), Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. In the present case, the Court does 28 U . S . D i s t r ic t C o u r t E. D . C a lifo r n ia cd Anderson v. Heinze, 258 F.2d 479, 481 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 358 U.S. 889 (1958); Mitchell v. Wyrick, 727 F.2d 773 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 469 U.S. 823 (1984). However, Title 18 U.S.C. 1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:07-cv-00858-AWI-SMS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 U . S . D i s t r ic t C o u r t E. D . C a lifo r n ia cd Document 7 Filed 06/21/2007 Page 2 of 2 not find that the interests of justice would be served by the appointment of counsel at the present time. Accordingly, Petitioner's request for appointment of counsel is DENIED without prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 23ehd0 June 21, 2007 /s/ Sandra M. Snyder UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.


Why Is My Information Online?