Albert Lee Fuentes v. The People

Filing 4

ORDER DENYING 2 Motion to Appoint Counsel signed by Judge Dennis L. Beck on 7/23/07. (Verduzco, M)

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(DLB)(HC) Albert Lee Fuentes v. The People Doc. 4 Case 1:07-cv-01034-LJO-NEW 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 vs. THE PEOPLE, ALBERT LEE FUENTES, Petitioner, Document 4 Filed 07/23/2007 Page 1 of 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 1:07-CV-1034 LJO NEW (DLB) HC ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL (DOCUMENT #2) Respondent. ____________________________________/ Petitioner has requested the appointment of counsel. There currently exists no absolute right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings. See e.g., 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. 3006A authorizes the appointment of counsel at any stage of the case "if the interests of justice so require." See Rule 8(c), Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. In the present case, the court does not find that the interests of justice would be served by the appointment of counsel at the present time. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's request for appointment of counsel is denied. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 23ehd0 July 23, 2007 /s/ Dennis L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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