Eric Jackson v. Brad Livingston, et al
UNPUBLISHED OPINION ORDER FILED. [13-40232 Dismissed as Frivolous] Judge: WED , Judge: LHS , Judge: SAH Mandate pull date is 10/21/2013; denying motion to authorize prep of transcript at government expense filed by Appellant Mr. Eric B. Jackson [7353864-2] [13-40232]
Date Filed: 09/30/2013
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
September 30, 2013
Lyle W. Cayce
ERIC B. JACKSON,
BRAD LIVINGSTON, Director TDCJ-CID; JACOB W. DOUGLAS, Correctional
Officer II; JERMAINE D. CLARK, Correctional Office III; EDDIE BAKER,
Assistant Warden; DWAYNE DEWBERRY, Assistant Warden; JIMMY O.
BOWMAN, Major; OLIN STATHAM, Lieutenant; TAMMY RAINY, Grievance
Investigator; CHERYL LAWSON, Region II Grievance Investigator; T.
HATTON, ANM; MYRA WALKER, RN BSN; GARY WRIGHT, Doctor;
GENERAL’S OFFICE-AMICUS C ATTORNEY,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Texas
USDC No. 6:11-CV-639
Before DAVIS, SOUTHWICK, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.
Eric B. Jackson, Texas prisoner # 667808, has filed a motion to obtain a
trial transcript at the Government’s expense to appeal a judgment dismissing
his claim of excessive force against defendant Jacob W. Douglas in accordance
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.
Date Filed: 09/30/2013
with the jury’s verdict. He alleges that the transcript is necessary for him to
pursue his appeal and that he cannot pay for the transcript. Jackson contends
that Douglas’s counsel provided misleading information to the jury at trial by
remarking on the extent of Jackson’s injuries and describing them as “minor.”
To obtain a transcript at government expense, Jackson must satisfy the
criteria of 28 U.S.C. § 753(f). See Harvey v. Andrist, 754 F.2d 569, 571 (5th Cir.
1985). Section 753(f) provides, in part, that the United States shall pay the fees
for transcripts furnished in civil proceedings to persons permitted to appeal in
forma pauperis (IFP) if the trial judge or a circuit judge certifies that the appeal
is not frivolous but presents a substantial question. § 753(f). The moving party
must also establish that the transcript is necessary for proper disposition of the
appeal. Harvey, 754 F.2d at 571.
The district court granted Jackson leave to appeal IFP but denied his
motion for the production of a transcript at the Government’s expense. Jackson
has not alleged a particularized need for the jury-trial transcript or shown that
his appeal is not frivolous and presents a substantial question. Accordingly, he
has not satisfied his burden for obtaining a transcript at government expense.
See § 753(f); Harvey, 754 F.2d at 571. Therefore, his motion is denied, and the
appeal is dismissed as frivolous. See Howard v. King, 707 F.2d 215, 220 (5th Cir.
1983); 5TH CIR. R. 42.2.
The dismissal of this appeal as frivolous counts as a strike under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(g). See Adepegba v. Hammons, 103 F.3d 383, 387-88 (5th Cir. 1996).
Jackson is cautioned that once he accumulates three strikes, he may not proceed
in forma pauperis in any civil action or appeal filed while he is incarcerated or
detained in any facility unless he is under imminent danger of serious physical
injury. See § 1915(g).
MOTION DENIED; APPEAL DISMISSED; SANCTION WARNING
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