Moore v. Felker

Filing 5

ORDER signed by Judge John F. Moulds on 8/21/06 ORDERING that Petitioner shall submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, an affidavit in support of his request to proceed IFP or the appropriate filing fee. The Clerk is directed to send petitioner a copy of the IFP form used by this district. Petitioner's 8/8/06 Request for appointment of counsel 2 is DENIED without prejudice to a renewal of the Motion at a later state of the proceedings.(Mena-Sanchez, L)

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(HC) Moore v. Felker Doc. 5 Case 2:06-cv-01747-GEB-EFB Document 5 Filed 08/22/2006 Page 1 of 2 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 vs. T. FELKER, Warden, Respondent. / Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner has not, however, filed an in forma pauperis affidavit or paid the required filing fee ($5.00). See 28 U.S.C. 1914(a); 1915(a). Petitioner will be provided the opportunity to either submit the appropriate affidavit in support of a request to proceed in forma pauperis or submit the appropriate filing fee. In addition, petitioner has requested the appointment of counsel. There currently exists no absolute right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings. See Nevius v. Sumner, 105 F.3d 453, 460 (9th Cir. 1996). However, 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), Fed. R. Governing 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. 1 Dockets.Justia.com IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA MERRICK JOSE MOORE, Petitioner, No. CIV S-06-1747 GEB PAN P ORDER Case 2:06-cv-01747-GEB-EFB Document 5 Filed 08/22/2006 Page 2 of 2 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 14/mp moor1747.101a+110 In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Petitioner shall submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, an affidavit in support of his request to proceed in forma pauperis or the appropriate filing fee; petitioner's failure to comply with this order will result in the dismissal of this action; 2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send petitioner a copy of the in forma pauperis form used by this district; and 3. Petitioner's August 8, 2006 request for appointment of counsel is denied without prejudice to a renewal of the motion at a later stage of the proceedings. DATED: August 21, 2006. 2

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