(HC) Jeffries v. Clark

Filing 30

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 11/18/21 DENYING 28 Motion to Appoint Counsel. (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 ANDREW JEFFRIES, 12 13 14 No. 2:20-cv-2414 JAM KJN P Petitioner, v. ORDER KEN CLARK, 15 Respondent. 16 17 Petitioner requested the appointment of counsel. As petitioner acknowledges, there 18 currently exists no absolute right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings. See Nevius v. 19 Sumner, 105 F.3d 453, 460 (9th Cir. 1996). However, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A authorizes the 20 appointment of counsel at any stage of the case “if the interests of justice so require.” See Rule 21 8(c), Fed. R. Governing § 2254 Cases. In the present case, the court does not find that the 22 interests of justice would be served by the appointment of counsel at the present time. 23 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner’s request for appointment of 24 counsel (ECF No. 28) is denied without prejudice. 25 Dated: November 18, 2021 26 27 28 /jeff2414.110 1

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