Branon v. United States of America
ORDER by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong GRANTING PETITIONERS 21 REQUEST TO PROCEED PRO SE AND DENYING 14 COUNSELS REQUEST FOR SUBSTITUTION. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/21/2014)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
5 MARK BRANON,
8 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Case No: C 13-1350 SBA
PETITIONER’S REQUEST TO
PROCEED PRO SE AND DENYING
COUNSEL’S REQUEST FOR
Petitioner Mark Branon, a federal prisoner, filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas
corpus (which is liberally construed as a motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255) to challenge his
federal conviction suffered in the District of Arizona. The Government has filed a response
and Petitioner has filed a pro se traverse.
Presently before the Court is a “Notice of Appearance of Private Counsel Request
for Approval of U.S. District Court,” in which attorney Roger Hanson seeks leave to
substitute in as counsel for Petitioner. Dkt. 14. Subsequently, Petitioner filed a request that
he be allowed to proceed pro se because neither he nor his family have been able to contact
Mr. Hanson. Dkt. 21. Although Petitioner’s request was docketed in ECF and served on
Mr. Branon, he has not responded to Petitioner’s request and deadline to do so has since
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT Mr. Hanson’s request to substitute in as counsel
of record is DENIED, and Petitioner’s request to proceed pro se is GRANTED. This Order
terminates Docket 14 and 21. The Clerk shall indicated that Mr. Hanson is terminated as
counsel for Petitioner.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: August 19, 2014
SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG
United States District Judge
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