Lewis v. State of Nebraska
ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Ordered by Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(ADB)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
ERIC F. LEWIS,
STATE OF NEBRASKA,
Liberally construed, Petitioner has filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (filing no. 1) and a Motion for Leave to Proceed in Forma
Pauperis (filing no. 2).
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. 2) is provisionally granted and Petitioner will not be required to
pay the $5.00 fee at this time.
DATED this 10th day of January, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Joseph F. Bataillon
United States District Judge
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