Hogan v. Salazar et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-5:2019-cv-00255

ORDER DENYING {{16}} Motion to Appoint Counsel Signed by Judge Elizabeth S. Chestney.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO DIVISION MATTHEW HOGAN, § #1090721, § § Plaintiff, § § v. § § CIVIL NO. BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF JAVIER § SA-19-CV-255-DAE(ESC) SALAZAR, § § Defendant. § § ORDER Pending before the Court is Plaintiff, Matthew Hogan's second Motion to Appoint Counsel [#16]. Plaintiff was previously advised that the Court need not appoint counsel unless the case presents exceptional circumstances which are dependent on the type and complexity of the case and the abilities of the individual pursuing the case. Cupit v. Jones, 835 F.2d 82, 86 (5th Cir. 1987). Plaintiff now contends exceptional circumstances exist because as a pretrial detainee/inmate, he has limited access to the law library and is unable to properly research case law which is hindering his ability to properly represent himself. However, this case is not complex and although Plaintiff is pro se and incarcerated, he has demonstrated he is capable of presenting motions and filing papers. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff's second Motion to Appoint Counsel [#16] is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to the Court considering appointing counsel at a later date, should the Court deem appointment of counsel is warranted. IT IS SO ORDERED. SIGNED this 19th day of September, 2019. ELIZABETH S. ("BETSY") CHESTNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2