(HC) Jeffries v. Clark
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 11/18/21 DENYING 28 Motion to Appoint Counsel. (Plummer, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:20-cv-2414 JAM KJN P
Petitioner requested the appointment of counsel. As petitioner acknowledges, 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 request for appointment of
counsel (ECF No. 28) is denied without prejudice.
Dated: November 18, 2021
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