Hale v. Harrison County Board of Supervisors et al
ORDER denying 214 Motion for Relief From Order Denying In Forma Pauperis status on appeal. Signed by Chief District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr on 5/23/17 (Whitsitt, K)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
CAUSE NO. 1:14CV61-LG-JCG
HARRISON COUNTY BOARD
OF SUPERVISORS, ET AL.
ORDER DENYING RELIEF FROM ORDER
DENYING IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS
BEFORE THE COURT is the  Motion For Relief From Order Denying In
Forma Pauperis filed by Plaintiff John Hale. Hale objects to the Court’s finding
that he had accrued three strikes, and argues that the Court should not have denied
his motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal on that basis. (See Order, ECF
No. 213). He contends that the order assessing the first strike listed, in Hale v.
Mississippi, 2:06cv245-MTP, was reversed by the Fifth Circuit and the case
remanded. Hale asserts this strike cannot be counted, citing Mayfield v. Tex. Dep’t
Of Criminal Justice, 529 F.3d 599, 617 (5th Cir. 2008) (“[W]hen we reverse a
district court’s decision to dismiss under the PLRA for failure to state a claim, it
nullifies the strike imposed against a prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g)”).
However, after the case was remanded, the district court dismissed it again for
failure to state a claim. (See Hale v. Mississippi, No. 2:06cv245-MTP Mem. Op. &
Order, ECF No. 159). This dismissal counts as a strike. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
Even if Hale has not accrued three strikes, the Court would decline to grant
him in forma pauperis status on appeal. His appeal has not been taken in good
faith, for the reasons set out in the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation
 and the Court’s Order adopting the Report and Recommendation . See
Baugh v. Taylor, 117 F.3d 197, 202 (5th Cir. 1997).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the  Motion
For Relief From Order Denying In Forma Pauperis filed by Plaintiff John Hale is
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this the 23rd day of May 2017.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
Chief U.S. District Judge
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