Martinez v. Warden, Avenal State Prison

Filing 21

ORDER Denying Motion For Appointment Of Counsel (Document# 17 ), signed by Magistrate Judge John M. Dixon, Jr on 9/9/2010. (Scrivner, E)

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(HC) Martinez v. Warden, Avenal State Prison Doc. 21 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. WARDEN, AVENAL STATE PRISON, (DOCUMENT # 17) 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. 1958); Mitchell v. Wyrick, 727 F.2d 773, 774 (8th Cir. 1984). However, Title 18 U.S.C. 3006A(a)(2)(B) 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 require 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: hlked6 September 9, 2010 /s/ John M. Dixon UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE ROMAN CAMACHO MARTINEZ, Petitioner, ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL 1:09-cv-01291-AWI-JMD (HC) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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