Polk v. Pittman et al

Filing 124

ORDER Regarding In Forma Pauperis Status on Appeal, signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 10/24/17. (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 SUSAN MAE POLK, 10 Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 Case No. 1:11-cv-00728-DAD-BAM (PC) Appeal No. 17-17111 PITTMAN, et al., 13 ORDER REGARDING IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS ON APPEAL Defendants. 14 15 Plaintiff Susan Mae Polk, (“Plaintiff”), a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma 16 pauperis, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On September 12, 2017, the 17 Court dismissed this action for failure to state a claim. (ECF Nos. 114, 115.) On October 16, 18 2017, Plaintiff filed a notice of appeal. (ECF No. 120.) 19 On October 20, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals referred the matter back to this 20 Court for the limited purpose of determining whether in forma pauperis status should continue for 21 the appeal. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3). The Court finds that this appeal is not taken in bad faith and 22 is not frivolous. Accordingly, in forma pauperis status should not be revoked and should 23 continue on appeal. 24 25 26 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara October 24, 2017 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 27 28 1

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