Bowers v. Cartledge
ORDER - The Court finds that appointment of counsel is proper in these circumstances and hereby appoints Matthew Nickles of the Charleston County Bar as counsel for Plaintiff. Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 9/23/2014. (gmil)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Civil Action No. 0:14-358-RMG
This petition for habeas relief was filed by Plaintiff pro se. The Court recently reviewed
this matter on a recommendation of the Magistrate Judge to dismiss this action with prejudice.
The Court denied the motion and remanded the matter to the Magistrate Judge for further
processing. (Dkt. No. 26). In reviewing Plaintiff s claims, it appears to the Court that this pro se
litigant has colorable claims but lacks the capacity to properly present such claims. Zuniga v.
Effler, 2012 WL 2354464 (4th Cir. 2012). In such a circumstance, the Court has the discretion to
appoint counsel for the pro se litigant if the party is unable to afford counsel. 28 U.S.C. §
1915(e)(1). The Court finds that appointment of counsel is proper in these circumstances and
hereby appoints Matthew Nickles of the Charleston County Bar as counsel for Plaintiff.
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
September U, 2014
Charleston, South Carolina
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