Wilson v. Sabatka-Rine et al

Filing 33

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 21 the Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Counsel. Ordered by Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(MKR)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA HAROLD B. WILSON, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) DIANE SABATKA-RINE, MELVIN ) ROUF, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) 4:11CV3215 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Appointment of Counsel. (Filing No. 21.) In Davis v. Scott, 94 F.3d 444, 447 (8th Cir. 1996), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals explained that “[i]ndigent civil litigants do not have a constitutional or statutory right to appointed counsel. . . . The trial court has broad discretion to decide whether both the plaintiff and the court will benefit from the appointment of counsel . . . .” Id. (quotation and citation omitted). No such benefit is apparent here. The request for the appointment of counsel is therefore denied without prejudice. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Appointment of Counsel (filing no. 21) is denied. DATED this 17th day of July, 2012. BY THE COURT: s/ Joseph F. Bataillon United States District Judge *This opinion may contain hyperlinks to other documents or W eb sites. The U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska does not endorse, recommend, approve, or guarantee any third parties or the services or products they provide on their W eb sites. Likewise, the court has no agreements with any of these third parties or their Web sites. The court accepts no responsibility for the availability or functionality of any hyperlink. Thus, the fact that a hyperlink ceases to work or directs the user to some other site does not affect the opinion of the court.

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