Deckard v. Bakewell
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - The Motion for Leave to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (filing no. 3 ) is provisionally granted and Petitioner will not be required to pay the $5.00 fee at this time. Ordered by Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy mailed/e-mailed to pro se party)(GJG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
DREW C. DECKARD,
DENNIS BAKEWELL, Warden,
Petitioner has filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (filing
no. 1), a Motion for Leave to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (filing no. 3), and a copy of his
institutional trust account statement (filing no. 4).
Habeas corpus cases attacking the legality of a person’s confinement require the
payment of a $5.00 fee. 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a). However, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1915(a)(1)-(2), and after considering Petitioner’s financial status as shown in the records of this
court, provisional leave to proceed in forma pauperis will be granted and Petitioner is relieved
from paying the fee at this time.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
The Motion for Leave to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (filing no. 3) is provisionally
granted and Petitioner will not be required to pay the $5.00 fee at this time.
DATED this 7th day of June, 2011.
BY THE COURT:
Richard G. Kopf
United States District Judge
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