Padilla v. Six Unknown Names Agents Or Mr. President Of The United States Barack Obama
Notice And ORDER Finding That Appeal Was Not Taken In Good Faith (Doc. 4 ), signed by District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 11/22/2013. (Fahrney, E)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MARTIN A. ROSAS PADILLA,
Case No. 1:13-cv-01763-AWI-SKO PC
Appeal No. 13-17383
SIX UNKNOWN NAMES AGENTS, et al.,
NOTICE AND ORDER FINDING THAT
APPEAL WAS NOT TAKEN IN GOOD
This action was filed by pro se litigant Young Yil Jo on behalf of Martin A. Rosas Padilla
18 on November 1, 2013. (Doc. 1.) The case was dismissed on November 12, 2013, and a notice of
19 appeal was filed on November 20, 2013. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure
20 24(a)(4)(B), the district court may certify that an appeal is not taken in good faith and for the
21 following reason, the Court now certifies that the appeal filed on November 20, 2013, was not
22 taken in good faith.
An appeal is taken in good faith if the appellant seeks review of any issue that is not
24 frivolous. Gardner v. Pogue, 558 F.2d 548, 550-51 (9th Cir. 1977) (citing Coppedge v. United
25 States, 369 U.S. 438, 445, 82 S.Ct. 917 (1962)) (quotation marks omitted); see also Hooker v.
26 American Airlines, 302 F.3d 1091, 1092 (9th Cir. 2002) (if at least one issue or claim is non27 frivolous, the appeal must proceed in forma pauperis as a whole). This case was dismissed on the
Mr. Jo’s detention status is unclear, but he is presently at the Etowah County Jail in Alabama.
1 ground that Mr. Jo, who is not an attorney, may not represent Mr. Padilla.2 Johns v. County of San
2 Diego, 114 F.3d 874, 877 (9th Cir. 1997); C. E. Pope Equity Trust v. United States, 818 F.2d 696,
3 697 (9th Cir. 1987). In light of the fact that pro se litigants may not represent others, the appeal of
4 the dismissal is frivolous.
Accordingly, the Court HEREBY ORDERS as follows:
Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(4)(B), the Court finds that the appeal was not
7 taken in good faith; and
Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(4), the Clerk of the Court shall serve this order on
9 Mr. Jo and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
12 Dated: November 22, 2013
SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE
It is not clear if Mr. Padilla is aware that Plaintiff filed this case under his name or that an appeal was filed in his
name. (Docs. 1, 4.) The Court takes judicial notice of the fact that Mr. Jo has filed approximately 225 civil cases in
this district, not one of which had merit. Furthermore, more than 280 other actions identical or virtually identical to
actions filed by Mr. Jo have been filed under other inmates’ names. It is unclear how many, if any, were filed with the
other inmates’ permission. E.g., document 4 in case number 1:11-cv-00899-OWW-SKO, Williams v. Silveira (letter
from Mr. Silveira notifying court that action was filed without his permission).
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