United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division
May 12, 2015
FRANKLIN LAMAR BACON also known as FRANKLIN LAMAR WILKERSON, Plaintiff,
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Defendant.
ORDER ON MOTIONS
MARC T. TREADWELL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Currently before the Court are Plaintiff Franklin Lamar Bacon’s motions for reconsideration (Doc. 10) and for appointment of counsel (Doc. 9). Plaintiff, a state prisoner currently confined at the Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Georgia, filed a pro se civil rights complaint in this Court seeking relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), and Georgia law. After conducting a preliminary review of the pleading, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(a), this Court found that Plaintiff’s claims were barred by both 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) and the State’s sovereign immunity. (Doc. 7.) His Complaint was accordingly DISMISSED.
The Court has now reviewed and considered Plaintiff’s post-judgment motions and finds that he has failed to identify either any valid basis for reconsideration, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b), or any exceptional circumstance warranting the appointment of counsel in this case, see Lopez v. Reyes, 692 F.2d 15, 17 (5th Cir. 1982). His Motion for Reconsideration and his Motion for Appointment of Counsel are therefore DENIED.