Van Williams v. Grounds
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 3/30/12 ORDERING that petitioner's motion for appointment of counsel 15 is denied without prejudice to a renewal of the motion at a later stage of the proceedings. (Becknal, R)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
EXZANDRIAN VAN WILLIAMS,
No. CIV-S-11-3082 CKD 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 (Docket No. 15) is denied without prejudice to a renewal of the motion at a later stage
of the proceedings.
Dated: March 30, 2012
CAROLYN K. DELANEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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