Cephus v. USA
OPINION AND ORDER denying 33 Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. Signed by Judge Rudy Lozano on 4/28/15. cc: Cephus, USCA (mc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
JUSTIN PHILLIP CEPHUS,
OPINION AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on the Affidavit Accompanying
Motion for Permission to Appeal In Forma Pauperis, filed by
Defendant, Justin Cephus (“Cephus”), on April 28, 2015 (DE #622).
For the reasons set forth below, the motion is DENIED.
On February 4, 2015, this Court entered an opinion and order
denying Cephus’ motion under 18 U.S.C. section 2255, denying
several related motions, denying his request for an evidentiary
hearing, and declining to issue a certificate of appealability.
Cephus subsequently filed a Motion for Appealability
and Reconsideration, which was denied by this Court on April 8,
2015. (DE #621.) In his current motion, Cephus requests permission
to appeal in forma pauperis.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), “An appeal may not be
taken in forma pauperis if the trial court certifies in writing
that it is not taken in good faith.”
For the same reasons that
Cephus was denied a certificate of appealability in this Court’s
order of February 4, 2015 (DE #608), this appeal is not taken in
For the foregoing reasons, the motion (DE #622) is DENIED.
April 28, 2015
/s/ RUDY LOZANO, Judge
United States District Court
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