Aguilar v. Baker et al
ORDER that the Motion for Withdrawal of Counsel (ECF No. 86 ) is granted; the Court will, by separate order, appoint counsel to represent the Petitioner with respect to any post-judgment motion. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 2/13/2019. Copy of order mailed to P at ESP on 2/13/2019. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
GILBERT DEMETRIUS AGUILAR,
Case No. 3:12-cv-00397-MMD-WGC
TIMOTHY FILSON, et al.,
In this habeas corpus action, the Petitioner, Gilbert Demetrius Aguilar, is
represented by appointed counsel, Mary Lou Wilson. (See ECF No. 20 (Order entered
May 15, 2013).) On July 10, 2018, the Court denied Aguilar’s habeas petition and denied
him a certificate of appealability, and judgment was entered. (See ECF No. 79(Order
entered July 10, 2018); ECF No. 80 (Judgment).)
On October 12, 2018, Aguilar, acting pro se, filed an untimely notice of appeal
(ECF No. 81). On December 21, 2018, the court of appeals denied Aguilar’s request for
a certificate of appealability because his notice of appeal was untimely. (See ECF No. 84
(Order entered December 21, 2018).) The court of appeals stated:
The court admonishes Wilson for her failure to notice a timely appeal.
Wilson’s performance falls below the level expected of counsel appointed
to represent defendants and petitioners under the Criminal Justice Act. We
refer this matter to the CJA panel administrator for the District of Nevada for
appropriate action, including whether attorney Wilson should remain on the
CJA panel and whether replacement counsel should be appointed to assist
Aguilar with any post-judgment motions.
(Id. at 2.)
On February 8, 2019, Wilson filed a motion requesting leave of court to withdraw
from her representation of Aguilar in this case “based upon the fact that counsel has
resigned from the CJA panel.” (See ECF No. 86 at 1 (Motion for Withdrawal of Counsel).)
The Court recognizes that Wilson has resigned from the CJA panel and determines that
there is good cause to grant her request to withdraw.
It is therefore ordered that the Motion for Withdrawal of Counsel (ECF No. 86) is
granted. Mary Lou Wilson is discharged from her representation of the Petitioner in this
It is further ordered that the Court will, by separate order, appoint counsel to
represent the Petitioner with respect to any post-judgment motion.
DATED THIS 13th day of February 2019.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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