Winters v. Baker et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Plaintiff's Motion for Copies (Filing No. 15 ) is denied. Ordered by Senior Judge Lyle E. Strom. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(AOA)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
BEAUFORD WILMER WINTERS,
BAKER, Sgt. (of the Tecumseh
Institution), BALLUE, Cpl,
SANFORD, Cpl., and HERREA, &
Cpl. (of the Tecumseh Stat
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff’s Motion
for Copies (Filing No. 15).
Plaintiff does not have the right to
receive copies of documents without payment, even if the Court
granted him leave to proceed in forma pauperis.
28 U.S.C. §
1915; see also Haymes v. Smith, 73 F.R.D. 572, 574 (W.D.N.Y.
1976) (“The generally recognized rule is that a court may not
authorize the commitment of federal funds to underwrite the
necessary expenditures of an indigent civil litigant’s action.”)
(citing Tyler v. Lark, 472 F.2d 1077 (8th Cir. 1973), other
If plaintiff requires copies of Court
documents, he should contact the clerk of the court to determine
the proper method of requesting and paying for copies.
In his motion, plaintiff also indicates that he would
like defendants to produce certain items in discovery (Filing No.
However, defendants have not yet been served with
plaintiff’s complaint and this Court has not permitted discovery
in this matter.
(See Docket Sheet.)
motion, to the extent he seeks to compel discovery, will be
IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff’s Motion for Copies
(Filing No. 15) is denied.
DATED this 6th day of December, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Lyle E. Strom
LYLE E. STROM, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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