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Brown v. Illinois Department of Corrections

United States District Court, S.D. Illinois

February 25, 2014

JOHN D. BROWN, Plaintiff,
v.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, et al., Defendants.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

J. PHIL GILBERT, District Judge.

This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff John D. Brown's appeal (Doc. 28) of Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier's December 3, 2013 order (Doc. 23) in which Judge Frazier denied Brown's motion for reconsideration of his order denying Brown's motion to appoint counsel.

A district court reviewing a magistrate judge's decision on nondispositive issues should modify or set aside that decision if it is clearly erroneous or contrary to law. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(a); 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b)(1)(A). Accordingly, the Court will affirm Magistrate Judge Frazier's decision unless his factual findings are clearly erroneous or his legal conclusions are contrary to law. Id.

The Court has reviewed Magistrate Judge Frazier's December 3, 2013 order and fails to find that his factual findings were clearly erroneous or that his legal conclusions were contrary to law. Accordingly, the Court DENIES Brown's appeal (Doc. 28) and AFFIRMS Magistrate Judge Frazier's order (Doc. 23).

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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