Valdez v. Nielsen et al
ORDER DENYING 3 Motion to Appoint Counsel signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 4/14/18. (Marrujo, C)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ESTRADA VALDEZ SANTIAGO,
1:18 -cv-00398-MJS (HC)
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL
KRISTEN M. NIELSEN, et al.,
Petitioner has requested the appointment of counsel. There currently exists
no absolute right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings.
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.
April 14, 2018
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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