Young v. Woods
OPINION and ORDER Denying Petitioner's 18 Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Signed by District Judge Bernard A. Friedman. (SBur)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Civil Action No. 16-CV-10841
HON. BERNARD A. FRIEDMAN
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PETITIONER’S
APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
This matter is before the Court on petitioner Donovan Young’s notice of appeal
and application to proceed in forma pauperis [docket entries 17 and 18]. Young appeals the
Court’s May 12, 2017, order denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) controls Young’s application, stating that an “appeal may
not be taken in forma pauperis if the trial court certifies in writing that it is not taken in good
faith.” The Supreme Court has defined an appeal taken in good faith as any non-frivolous
The Court denies Young’s application because his appeal is frivolous.
reasonable jurist could disagree with the findings of the Court’s May 2017 order. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Young’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is
s/Bernard A. Friedman
BERNARD A. FRIEDMAN
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: June 16, 2017
Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 445 (1962).
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