Liggion v. Winn
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 19 Request for Extension of Time and for Appointment of Counsel filed by Deondra L. Liggion Signed by District Judge Robert H. Cleland. (LWag)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
DEONDRA L. LIGGION,
Case No. 17-13009
THOMAS O. WINN,
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PETITIONER’S REQUEST
FOR EXTENSION OF TIME AND FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL
On March 13, 2020, the court granted Petitioner Deondra L. Liggion’s motion to
hold this habeas corpus proceeding in abeyance while he exhausts state court
remedies. (ECF No. 13.) The court conditioned the stay upon Petitioner complying with
certain requirements, including commencing post-conviction proceedings in state court
within 60 days of the date of the Stay Order. (Id.) The court has previously granted
Petitioner’s two motions for extension of time to commence state court proceedings.
(ECF Nos. 15, 18.) Now before the court is Petitioner’s third request for an extension of
time and for the appointment of counsel. (ECF 19.)
Petitioner states that restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to
limit access to the law library. He seeks an additional 90 days to commence state court
proceedings. The court will grant Petitioner’s request, but cautions Petitioner that no
further requests will be granted.
Petitioner also renews his request for the appointment of counsel. The court
denies the request for the same reasons stated in the earlier denial of counsel. (See
ECF No. 15.) Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Petitioner’s request for an extension of time and for
appointment of counsel (ECF No. 19) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. It
is GRANTED with respect to the extension of time. Petitioner must commence state
court proceedings within 90 days from the date of this order. No further extensions will
be granted. It is DENIED as to the request for appointment of counsel.
s/Robert H. Cleland
ROBERT H. CLELAND
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: June 7, 2021
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of record
on this date, June 7, 2021, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
Case Manager and Deputy Clerk
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