Strickland v. Frudiker
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 21 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Ordered by Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(ADB)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
RAYMOND H. STRICKLAND,
MICHAEL T. FRUDIKER, and ROBERT )
DELLUTRI, Corecction Center Officers, )
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Request 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 Request for Appointment of Counsel
(filing no. 21) is denied.
DATED this 5th day of June, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
s/Laurie Smith Camp
Chief United States District Judge
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