Schoby v. Pickerton

Filing 9

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge John F. Moulds on 4/5/10 denying 5 Motion to Appoint Counsel.(Dillon, M)

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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. P. PICKERTON, Defendant. / Plaintiff has requested the appointment of counsel. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that district courts lack authority to require counsel to represent indigent prisoners in 1983 cases. Mallard v. United States Dist. Court, 490 U.S. 296, 298 (1989). In certain exceptional circumstances, the court may request the voluntary assistance of counsel pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(1). Terrell v. Brewer, 935 F.2d 1015, 1017 (9th Cir. 1991); Wood v. Housewright, 900 F.2d 1332, 1335-36 (9th Cir. 1990). In the present case, the court does not find the required exceptional circumstances. Plaintiff's motion for the appointment of counsel will therefore be denied. ///// ///// ///// 1 ORDER WILLIE SCHOBY, Plaintiff, No. 2:10-cv-0582 JFM (PC) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 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 /mp scho0582.31 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's March 29, 2010 motion for the appointment of counsel is denied. DATED: April 5, 2010. 2

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