Griffin v. Long et al

Filing 16

ORDER Regarding In Forma Pauperis Status on Appeal, signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 6/30/17. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 DAMIAN E. GRIFFIN, 10 11 12 Plaintiff, v. Case No. 1:15-cv-01361-BAM (PC) Appeal No. 17-16295 ORDER REGARDING IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS ON APPEAL DAVID LONG, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 Plaintiff Damian E. Griffin (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil 16 rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On May 3, 2017, the Court dismissed this action for 17 failure to state a claim. (ECF Nos. 10, 11.) On May 15, 2017, Plaintiff appealed. (ECF No. 12.) 18 On June 28, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals referred the matter back to this 19 Court for the limited purpose of determining whether in forma pauperis status should continue for 20 the appeal. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3). The Court finds that this appeal is not taken in bad faith and 21 is not frivolous. Accordingly, in forma pauperis status should not be revoked and should 22 continue on appeal. 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara June 30, 2017 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 26 27 28 1

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