IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 6, 2013
MYRON A. PAYNE PLAINTIFF,
MATTHEW CATE, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed this civil rights action seeking relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On April 26, 2012, the court granted plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint not to exceed twenty-five pages in length. This page limitation was imposed by the court because plaintiff's original complaint was 118-pages long. Plaintiff has now filed an amended complaint of thirty-nine pages in length, along with a motion for leave to exceed the initial page limitation. That motion will be granted.*fn1
Plaintiff has also moved the court to reconsider its denial of his motion to appoint counsel and has renewed that motion as well. Plaintiff makes no showing that his case is different now than it was when the court denied his first request for counsel. Therefore both motions will be denied.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. The motion (Docket No. 13-1) to exceed the page limitation set by the court's order of April 26, 2012, is granted.
2. The motions to reconsider (Docket 13-2) and for appointment of counsel (13-3) are denied.