Alford v. Shasta County Superior Court
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd on 7/23/10 denying 10 Motion to Appoint Counsel without prejudice.(Dillon, M)
(HC) Alford v. Shasta County Superior Court
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA THOMAS T. ALFORD, Petitioner, vs. SHASTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, Respondent. / 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. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's July 20, 2010 motion for appointment of counsel (Doc. No. 10) is denied without prejudice to a renewal of the motion at a later stage of the proceedings. DATED: July 23, 2010. ORDER No. CIV S-10-1383 JAM DAD P
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