Johnson v. Sandoval et al

Filing 38

ORDER DENYING 37 Motion to Appoint Counsel signed by Chief Judge Ralph R. Beistline on 4/9/2014. (Sant Agata, S)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA DONTAY JOHNSON, Case No. 1:12-cv-00018-RRB Plaintiff, ORDER DENYING MOTION AT DOCKET 37 vs. C. LOPEZ, et al., Defendants. At Docket 37 Plaintiff Dontay Johnson, a federal prisoner appearing pro se, renewed his prior motion to appoint counsel, which the Court denied.1 As this Court explained in denying Johnson’s initial motion, this case involves the use of excessive force in conducting a search, primarily a fact-driven issue that does not involve intricate or complicated questions of law. While this Court is not unmindful of the difficulties faced by individuals proceeding pro se, especially prisoners, nothing in Johnson’s current motion convinces the Court to reconsider its earlier decision and appoint counsel. Accordingly, the Emergency Motion for the Appointment of Counsel at Docket 37 is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED this 9th day of April, 2014. S/ RALPH R. BEISTLINE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 1 See Dockets 30 (Motion), 32 (Order). ORDER DENYING MOTION AT DOCKET 37

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