(HC) Townsel v. Davis
ORDER DENYING #2 Motion to Appoint Counsel signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 10/08/2019. (Flores, E)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ANTHONY LETRICE TOWNSEL,
Case No.: 1:19-cv-01394-JLT (HC)
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL
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, Petitioner’s
request for appointment of counsel is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 8, 2019
/s/ Jennifer L. Thurston
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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