United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING THE RENEWED MOTION FOR THE
CLERK OF THE COURT TO PROVIDE THE PLAINTIFFS WITH A COPY OF
MOTIONS, DENYING THE MOTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL,
AND DISMISSING WITHOUT PREJUDICE THE COMPLAINT.
CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Court has before it the plaintiffs' joint pro se
civil rights complaint filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §
1983. Plaintiff William Gentry Friske-Bremer is an inmate
currently confined at the Carson City Correctional Facility
in Carson City, Michigan. Plaintiff Bradley Alan Bremer is an
inmate confined at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in
Adrian, Michigan. For the reasons that follow, the
plaintiffs' renewed motion for the Clerk of the Court to
provide plaintiffs with a copy of the motions is DENIED. The
motion for the appointment of counsel is DENIED. The
complaint is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
August 9, 2017, Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen signed an
order directing plaintiffs to provide three additional copies
of the complaint in order to effect proper service upon the
defendants. Plaintiffs were given thirty days to respond to
the order. To date, the order has been not been complied
September 18, 2017, this Court granted plaintiffs' motion
to add defendants, denied their request for the Court to make
copies of the complaint in order to cure the deficiency, but
granted plaintiffs an additional 30 days to cure the
subsequently filed a motion to have the Clerk's office
provide them with a copy of their motion because they sent
their only copy to the Court. On September 29, 2017, the
Court denied the motion because the plaintiffs failed to
specify the motion that they sought to have provided to them.
The motion was denied without prejudice to the
plaintiffs' renewing their request by specifying which
motion or motions they seek copies of.
have filed a renewed motion for copies. Plaintiffs have also
filed a motion for the appointment of counsel. Plaintiffs
have yet to cure the deficiency in spite of being given an
extension of time to do so.
The renewed motion to provide copies of motions is
filed a renewed motion to have the Clerk's office provide
them with a copy of motions # 1 and # 2, but have again not
specified which pleadings they are referring to. Plaintiffs
have filed a complaint and several motions in this case, so
it is still unclear which motions that they seek to have
copied. The Court thus again denies plaintiffs' request
to have the Clerk of the Court provide them with copies of
The motion for the appointment of counsel is DENIED.
Court will deny plaintiffs' motion for the appointment of
counsel. Although there is a fundamental constitutional right
to counsel in criminal cases, there is no constitutional
right to appointed counsel in a civil case. Abdur-Rahman
v. Michigan Dep't of Corrections, 65 F.3d 489, 492
(6th Cir. 1995). Plaintiffs also do not have a statutory
right to the appointment of counsel in a federal civil rights
case. See Glover v. Johnson, 75 F.3d 264, 268 (6th
The complaint is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Court dismisses the complaint without prejudice because