Robinson v. Lewis

Filing 32

ORDER denying 30 Motion to Appoint Counsel signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 11/19/13. (Plummer, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JULIUS M. ROBINSON, 12 13 14 15 No. 2:13-cv-0604 WBS AC P Petitioner, v. ORDER G.W. LEWIS, Respondent. 16 17 Petitioner has requested the appointment of counsel. There currently exists no absolute 18 right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings. See Nevius v. Sumner, 105 F.3d 453, 460 19 (9th Cir. 1996). However, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A authorizes the appointment of counsel at any stage 20 of the case “if the interests of justice so require.” See Rule 8(c), Fed. R. Governing § 2254 Cases. 21 In the present case, the court does not find that the interests of justice would be served by the 22 appointment of counsel at the present time. 23 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner’s November 7, 2013 request for 24 appointment of counsel (ECF No. 30) is denied without prejudice. 25 DATED: November 19, 2013 26 27 28 1

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