Singleton v. Hedgepath et al

Filing 154

ORDER Denying 111 Request for Appointment of Expert Witness, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 3/14/11. (Verduzco, M)

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(PC) Singleton v. Hedgepath et al Doc. 154 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 6i0kij vs. A. HEDGEPATH, et al., ( Doc. 111.) Defendants. ________________________________/ On November 19, 2010, Plaintiff filed a request for appointment of an expert witness, and on March 7, 2011, Plaintiff filed a declaration in support of the request. (Docs. 111, 152.) The expenditure of public funds on behalf of an indigent litigant is proper only when authorized by Congress. See Tedder v. Odel, 890 F.2d 210 (9th Cir. 1989) (citations omitted). The in forma pauperis statute does not authorize the expenditure of public funds for the purpose sought by Plaintiff in the instant request. Accordingly, Plaintiff's request for the appointment of an expert witness is HEREBY DENIED. KELVIN SINGLETON, Plaintiff, ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF EXPERT WITNESS 1:08-cv-00095-AWI-GSA-PC IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA March 14, 2011 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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