Ye v. Miller et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER appointing Federal Public Defender for the purpose of evidentiary hearing. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph H L Perez-Montes on 4/25/2017. (crt,Haik, K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
ZHI QIANG YE
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:16-CV-01742
CHIEF JUDGE DRELL
PHILLIP T. MILLER, et al.
MAGISTRATE JUDGE PEREZ-MONTES
Petitioner Zhi Qiang Ye (“Ye”) applied to this Court for a writ of habeas corpus
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001). A show
cause hearing will be held in this matter. Since it has been shown that Ye is not
capable of understanding or participating in a meaningful way in a legal proceeding,
counsel must be appointed for him.
Appointment of counsel is available for habeas corpus petitioners under 18
U.S.C. §3006A, when necessary in the interest of justice. Habeas Corpus Rule 8(c).
There is a right to counsel in a habeas case when the district court determines that
an evidentiary hearing is required. Swazo v. Wyoming Dept. of Corrections, 23 F.3d
333-34 (10th Cir. 1994), citing U.S. v. Vasquez, 7 F.3d 81, 84 (5th Cir. 1993).
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Federal Public Defender is appointed
to represent Ye for the purpose of holding an evidentiary hearing in the abovecaptioned case.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED in chambers at Alexandria, Louisiana on this
_____ day of April, 2017.
Joseph H.L. Perez-Montes
United States Magistrate Judge
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