Stalling v. BURT
ORDER denying Petitioner's 11 , 16 , 18 Motions for Appointment of Counsel. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (JOwe)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 4:16-cv-10517
Honorable Linda V. Parker
ORDER DENYING PETITIONER’S MOTIONS FOR
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL (ECF NOS. 11, 16, and 18)
On July 12, 2017, the Court issued an opinion and order denying
Petitioner’s application for a writ of habeas corpus filed under 28 U.S.C.
§ 2254. The Court also granted Petitioner a certificate of appealability
with respect to his first and fifth claims.
Petitioner filed a notice of appeal on July 26, 2017, and his case
currently is pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth
Stalling v. Burt, No. 17-1867 (6th Cir. filed July 27, 2017.)
Before the Court is Petitioner’s three motions for appointment of
counsel, in which he seeks legal representation to assist him with his
Once a notice of appeal has been filed, this Court loses jurisdiction
over the case. See Griggs v. Provident Consumer Discount Co., 459 U.S.
56, 58; Workman v. Tate, 958 F.2d 164, 167 (6th Cir.1992).
notice of appeal divests this Court of jurisdiction to consider his motions
for the appointment of appellate counsel. Wagner v. Smith, No. 0610514, 2007 WL 3124659, at *2 (E.D. Mich. Oct.25, 2007) (citing Glick
v. U.S. Civil Comm’n, 567 F. Supp. 1483, 1490 (N.D. Ill. 1983) and
Brinton v. Gaffney, 560 F. Supp. 28, 29-30 (E.D. Pa. 1983)); Grizzell v.
Tennessee, 601 F. Supp. 230, 232 (M.D. Tenn. 1984)). Therefore, only
the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has the
authority to appoint counsel to represent Petitioner on appeal.
Petitioner, in fact, has filed a motion for appointment of counsel in the
Sixth Circuit and that motion is pending.
IT IS ORDERED that Petitioner’s motions for appointment of
counsel (ECF Nos. 11, 16, and 18) are DENIED.
January 11, 2018
s/Linda V. Parker
U.S. District Court Judge
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was
served upon counsel of record on January 11, 2018, by
electronic and/or ordinary mail.
s/Julie Owens acting in the absence of Richard Loury
Case Manager, (313) 234-5135
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