Nahkahyen-Clearsand v. Lincoln Regional Center et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER that Plaintiff is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. The clerk's office shall provide the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals with a copy of this order. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (LAC)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
LINCOLN REGIONAL CENTER, A
State Psychiatric Hospital; DENNIS
CONNELLY, Dr. - In their Individual
and Official Capacities; and THERESA
HANSEN, RN - In their Individual and
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Notice of Appeal (Filing No.
10), filed on September 27, 2017. Plaintiff appeals from the court’s September 19,
2017, Judgment (Filing No. 9) and Memorandum and Order (Filing No. 8), in
which the court dismissed this matter with prejudice .
Plaintiff was previously granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis in this
matter (Filing No. 5). 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 in forma pauperis in the
district court, he may now proceed on appeal in forma pauperis without further
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
Plaintiff is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal.
The clerk’s office shall provide the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
with a copy of this order.
Dated this 29th day of September, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
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