Winslow v. Feather et al

Filing 12

ORDER denying plaintiff's 9 Motion to Appoint Counsel. A COPY OF THIS ORDER HAS BEEN MAILED TO PLAINTIFF TODAY. Signed by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler.(GB)

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01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 TED L. WINSLOW, 10 11 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff Ted L. Winslow, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis (IFP) in this 42 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) MARION FEATHER, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________________ ) CASE NO. C10-0263-JLR-MAT ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL 16 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights case, submitted a motion to appoint counsel. (Dkt. 9.) The Court, 17 having considered the request, does hereby find and ORDER: 18 (1) There is no right to have counsel appointed in cases brought under 1983. 19 Although the Court, under 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(1), can request counsel to represent a party 20 proceeding IFP, plaintiff has shown neither exceptional circumstances, nor an inability to 21 articulate his claims pro se that would warrant the appointment of counsel at this time. See 22 Wilborn v. Escalderon, 789 F.2d 1328, 1331 (9th Cir. 1986). Accordingly, plaintiff's motion ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL PAGE -1 01 for appointment of counsel (Dkt. 9) is DENIED. 02 (2) The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Order to the parties and to the 03 Honorable James L. Robart. 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DATED this 14th day of April, 2010. A Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL PAGE -2

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