IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 21, 2012
RICHARD J. VIEIRA,
MICHAEL MARTEL, AS ACTING WARDEN OF SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anthony W. Ishii, Chief United States District Judge
DEATH PENALTY CASE
ORDER APPOINTING INDEPENDENT COUNSEL
The Court has determined it is in the best interests of the parties to appoint independent counsel to confer with Petitioner Richard J. Vieira. Based on the recommendation of the Selection Board for the Eastern District of California, the Court appoints John T. Philipsborn for this purpose.
Mr. Philipsborn shall be added to the docket in this matter as follows:
John T. Philipsborn 507 Polk Street, Suite 350 San Francisco, Calfiornia 94102 telephone: (415) 771-3801 email: firstname.lastname@example.org A separate order filed under seal outlines the tasks the Court envisions Mr. Philipsborn will undertake. This appointment will not interfere with the ongoing litigation in the matter unless the parties are notified to the contrary by the Court. When there is a change in status of Mr. Philipsborn's appointment, the Court will file a public order conveying this information.
IT IS SO ORDERED
Anthony W. Ishii
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