James Hill v. Management Training Corp., et al
UNPUBLISHED OPINION ORDER FILED. [16-60192 Dismissed as Frivolous] Judge: EBC , Judge: ECP , Judge: SAH Mandate pull date is 06/26/2017; denying motion to proceed IFP in accordance with PLRA filed by Appellant Mr. James Irvin Hill [8254594-2] [16-60192]
Date Filed: 06/05/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
June 5, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
JAMES IRVIN HILL,
MANAGEMENT TRAINING CORPORATION; WARDEN FRANK SHAW;
GABRIEL WALKER, Assistant Warden; ELLA SCOTT; TIRA JACKSON,
Deputy Warden; TRACY ARBUTKNOT, Case Manager; CHAPLIN ROSCOE
BARNES; SHEIDRA ARRINGTON; RECREATION COORDINATOR; LARRY
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Mississippi
USDC No. 5:14-CV-85
Before CLEMENT, PRADO, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
James Irvin Hill, formerly Mississippi prisoner # 36106, moves this court
for authorization to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) in his appeal from the
dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims, in part, for failure to exhaust his
administrative remedies and, in part, on the merits. The district court denied
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH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. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 06/05/2017
Hill’s IFP motion below and certified that the appeal was not taken in good
By moving to proceed IFP in this court, Hill is challenging the district
court’s certification that his appeal is not in good faith because he failed to
identify a nonfrivolous issue, or any issue, for appeal. See Baugh v. Taylor,
117 F.3d 197, 202 & n.21 (5th Cir. 1997). This court’s inquiry into whether the
appeal is taken in good faith “is limited to whether the appeal involves legal
points arguable on their merits (and therefore not frivolous).” Howard v. King,
707 F.2d 215, 220 (5th Cir. 1983) (internal quotation marks and citation
Hill’s filings before this court are insufficient to demonstrate a
nonfrivolous issue for appeal in this case. Accordingly, we deny his motion for
leave to proceed IFP on appeal and dismiss the appeal as frivolous. See Baugh,
117 F.3d at 202 n.24; 5TH CIR. R. 42.2.
The dismissal of this appeal as frivolous counts as a strike for purposes
of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). See Adepegba v. Hammons, 103 F.3d 383, 387-88 (5th
Cir. 1996); Jammer v. Thomas, 211 F. App’x 286, 286-87 (5th Cir. 2006). Hill
is cautioned that if he accumulates three strikes under § 1915(g), he will not
be permitted to 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 FOR LEAVE TO PROCEED IFP DENIED; APPEAL
DISMISSED; SANCTION WARNING ISSUED.
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