Davidson v. Stringer et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal (Docket No. 14 ) is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on 6/2/2021. (TMT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
DEAN BRYAN DAVIDSON,
MARK STRINGER, et al.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal.
(Docket No. 14). When this Court dismissed plaintiff’s case, it certified in writing that an appeal
would not be taken in good faith. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) (providing that “[a]n appeal may not
be taken in forma pauperis if the trial court certifies in writing that it is not taken in good faith”).
It is not apparent that plaintiff now seeks appellate review of any issue that is not frivolous. See
Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 445 (1962) (explaining that “good faith” is “judged by
an objective standard,” and that it is “demonstrated when [plaintiff] seeks appellate review of any
issue not frivolous”). The Court will therefore deny the motion.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis
on appeal (Docket No. 14) is DENIED.
RONNIE L. WHITE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 3rd day of June, 2021.
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