Davidson v. Stringer et al

Filing 16

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)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION DEAN BRYAN DAVIDSON, Plaintiff, v. MARK STRINGER, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:20-cv-01478-DDN 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. Accordingly, 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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