Stokes v. North Little Rock Arkansas, City of

Filing 4

ORDER denying #1 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis. The Court concludes that plaintiff can pay the $400 filing fee and he must do so by 11/11/2019 or the Court will dismiss his complaint without prejudice. Signed by Chief Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 10/10/2019. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION KEITH ODARALL STOKES PLAINTIFF No. 4:19-cv-695-DPM v. CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK CODE ENFORCEMENT DEFENDANT ORDER Stokes's motion to proceed in forma pauperis, NQ 1, is denied. He owns his own home and receives approximately $3,000 a month in disability benefits. He has not listed any monthly expenses, NQ 1 at 2, though he undoubtedly has some. The Court concludes that he can pay the $400 filing fee. He must do so by 11 November 2019 or the Court will dismiss his complaint without prejudice. The Court also notes that subject matter jurisdiction in this code-enforcement dispute is doubtful on the facts pleaded- no federal question is plausibly alleged. So Ordered. D .P. Marshall Jr. United States District Judge

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