Frazier v. Reynolds (INMATE 1)
ORDER: This cause is now before the court on plaintiff's 26 Notice of Appeal, which the court as treating is a Motion to Proceed on Appeal in forma pauperis. It is ORDERED that the plaintiff's motion to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis is denied; and that the appeal in this court is certified, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a), as not taken in good faith. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 8/7/2015. (dmn, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION
JAMES CALVIN FRAZIER,
SIBLEY G. REYNOLDS,
Circuit Court Judge,
Individual, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
This cause is now before the court on plaintiff's
notice of appeal (doc. no. 26), which the court is
treating as a motion to proceed on appeal in forma
28 U.S.C. § 1915(a) provides that, "An appeal may
In making this determination as to good faith,
a court must use an objective standard, such as whether
the appeal is "frivolous," Coppedge v. United States,
United States v. Bottoson, 644 F.2d 1174, 1176
(5th Cir. Unit B May 15, 1981) (per curiam), cert.
denied, 454 U.S. 903 (1981); see also Rudolph v. Allen,
666 F.2d 519, 520 (11th Cir. 1982) (per curiam), cert.
denied, 457 U.S. 1122 (1982); Morris v. Ross, 663 F.2d
Applying this standard, this court is of the
opinion, for the reasons stated in the recommendation
of the magistrate judge, that the plaintiff's appeal is
without a legal or factual basis and, accordingly, is
frivolous and not taken in good faith.
Rudolph v. Allen, supra; Brown v. Pena, 441 F. Supp.
1382 (S.D. Fla. 1977), aff'd without opinion, 589 F.2d
1113 (5th Cir. 1979).
denied; and that the appeal in this cause is certified,
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a), as not taken in good
DONE, this the 7th day of August, 2015.
/s/ Myron H. Thompson____
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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