[ECF Nos. 1, 2]
JENNIFER A. DORSEY, District Judge.
Pro se Nevada state prisoner Larry James Washington brings this petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 to challenge his 2013 kidnapping and battery convictions pursuant to a guilty plea. Washington filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 1) with his habeas corpus petition (ECF No. 1-1) and moves for court-appointed counsel (ECF No. 2).
I. Application to proceed
in forma pauperis
Washington's application to proceed in forma pauperis shows that he is able to pay the $5 filing fee for this action. Therefore, the in forma pauperis application will be denied, and Washington will be granted time to pay the $5 filing fee. To pay the filing fee, Washington must have $5 sent to the Clerk of the Court, with a cover letter setting forth the case number of this action. If Washington believes that, since he filed his in forma pauperis application, he has become unable to pay the $5 filing fee, he may, alternatively, file a new application to proceed in forma pauperis. If Washington fails to pay the filing fee or file a new in forma pauperis application within the time allowed, this action will be dismissed.
II. Request for counsel
Washington also asks for court-appointed counsel to represent him in this action. There is no constitutional right to counsel for a federal habeas corpus proceeding.