Sanders v. Michigan Supreme Court et al
ORDER granting 8 , 9 Motions for reconsideration, reopening case, granting plaintiff IFP status and directing service of complaint. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (DPer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-12959
HON. AVERN COHN
MICHIGAN JUDICIAL TENURE COMMISSION,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (Docs. 8, 9)
AND REOPENING CASE
AND GRANTING PLAINTIFF IFP STATUS
AND DIRECTING SERVICE OF THE COMPLAINT
On August 15, 2016, plaintiff filed a pro se complaint naming the Michigan
Judicial Tenure Commission and others as defendants. Plaintiff also sought to proceed
without payment of the filing fee (IFP). Because plaintiff’s application to proceed IFP
indicated she had sufficient funds to pay the filing fee, on September 13, 2016, the
Court denied plaintiff IFP status and directed her to pay the filing fee by October 13,
2016. The order also stated that “[f]ailure to pay the filing fee by this deadline may
result in dismissal of the complaint.” (Doc. 6). Plaintiff did not pay the filing fee.
Accordingly, the Court dismissed the complaint without prejudice. (Doc. 7).
Before the Court is plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration, see Docs. 8, 9, in which
she asks the Court to reconsider denying her IFP status and dismissing the case for
failing to pay the filing fee. In her papers, plaintiff sets forth grounds to establish that
she is unable to pay the filing fee. Accordingly, plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration is
GRANTED. See E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(h)(3).
This case is REOPENED.
Plaintiff’s application to proceed IFP is GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to
process this case for service. The U.S. Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the
complaint, summons, and this order upon each defendant named in the complaint. The
U.S. Marshal shall effect service without prepayment of the usual costs of service.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: January 11, 2017
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