Awnings v. Fullerton et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Plaintiff is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. The Clerk of Court shall provide the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals with a copy of this order. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (KLF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
TOMPSON L. AWNINGS,
JOSHUA FULLERTON, et al.,
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Notice of Appeal (Filing No. 144),
filed on August 21, 2017. Plaintiff appeals from the court’s Memorandum and Order
(Filing No. 133) and Judgment of dismissal (Filing No. 134) entered on April 24,
2017, and from the court’s Memorandum and Order (Filing No. 143) entered on
July 25, 2017, denying Plaintiff’s Rule 59(e) motion.
Plaintiff was previously granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis in this
matter (Filing No. 4). As set forth in Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 24(a)(3):
A party who was permitted to proceed in forma pauperis in the
district-court action, or who was determined to be financially unable to
obtain an adequate defense in a criminal case, may proceed on appeal in
forma pauperis without further authorization, unless:
(A) the district court--before or after the notice of appeal is filed-certifies that the appeal is not taken in good faith or finds that the
party is not otherwise entitled to proceed in forma pauperis and
states in writing its reasons for the certification or finding . . . .
The court finds that because Plaintiff proceeded IFP in the district court, he may
now proceed on appeal in forma pauperis without further authorization.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
Plaintiff is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal.
The Clerk of Court shall provide the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
with a copy of this order.
DATED this 25th day of August, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
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