IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
PHILLIP RAY RICE, #158 553
LEON FORNISS, WARDEN, et al.,
ORDER ON MOTION
Upon consideration of Petitioner’s brief in support of petition for writ of habeas
corpus which also contains a request for appointment of counsel, and for good cause, it is
ORDERED that the motion (Doc. No. 2) be and is hereby DENIED. See McFarland
v. Scott, 512 U.S. 849, 857 n. 3 (1994) (a petitioner serving a noncapital sentence has no
right to appointment of counsel in a habeas proceeding).
Done, this 29th day of January 2007.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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