Young v. Woods

Filing 20

OPINION and ORDER Denying Petitioner's 18 Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Signed by District Judge Bernard A. Friedman. (SBur)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION DONOVAN YOUNG, Petitioner, Civil Action No. 16-CV-10841 v. HON. BERNARD A. FRIEDMAN JEFFREY WOODS, Respondent. ____________________/ 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 appeal.1 The Court denies Young’s application because his appeal is frivolous. No 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 denied. s/Bernard A. Friedman BERNARD A. FRIEDMAN SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: June 16, 2017 Detroit, Michigan                                                              1 Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 445 (1962). 2

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