Saldana v. Lewis
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd on 3/5/12 denying 21 Motion to Appoint Counsel. (Dillon, M)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. CIV S-11-2149 JAM DAD P
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 motion for appointment
of counsel (Doc. No. 21) is denied.
DATED: March 5, 2012.
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