Shahpor Ghobadi v. State of California
ORDER DENYING 5 Motion for Appointment of Counsel, Signed by Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder on 4/27/2009. (Arellano, S.)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 vs. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, (Doc. 5) Respondent. ____________________________________/ Petitioner has requested the appointment of counsel. There currently exists no absolute right to appointment of counsel in habeas proceedings. See e.g., Anderson v. Heinze, 258 F.2d 479, 481 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 358 U.S. 889 (1958); Mitchell v. Wyrick, 727 F.2d 773 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 469 U.S. 823 (1984). However, Title 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), Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. In the present case, the Court does not find that the interests of justice require the appointment of counsel at the present time. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Petitioner's request for appointment of counsel (Doc. 5) is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: icido3 April 27, 2009 /s/ Sandra M. Snyder UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE SHAHPOR GHOBADI, Petitioner, ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL 1:09-cv-532 BAK-SMS (HC) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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