Jones v. Department of Housing and Urban Development et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - The court finds that because Plaintiff proceeded IFP in the district court, he may now proceed on appeal in forma pauperis without further authorization. Plaintiff is permitted to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis. The Clerk of the court shall provide the Court of Appeals with a copy of this memorandum and order. Ordered by Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copies mailed as directed) (MKR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA MARLIN E. JONES, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING ) AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ) JOHN DOES, and CLYDE B. ) BLANDFORD, Executive Director of ) HUD, ) ) Defendants. ) 8:10CV76
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the court on its own motion. On April 23, 2010, the court dismissed Plaintiff's claims and entered judgment in favor of Defendants. (Filing Nos. 7 and 8.) On May 5, 2010, Plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal of the court's Judgment. (Filing No. 9.) However, when he filed that Notice of Appeal, Plaintiff did not submit the appellate filing fee of $455.00, nor did he submit a motion to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP"). (Filing No. 11.) Plaintiff is not a prisoner and has previously been granted leave to proceed IFP. (Filing No. 6.) As set forth in Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 24(a)(3): (a) Leave to Proceed in Forma Pauperis .... (3) Prior Approval. 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 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. In that event, the district court must state 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: 1. Plaintiff is permitted to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis.
2. The Clerk of the court shall provide the Court of Appeals with a copy of this memorandum and order. DATED this 7th day of May, 2010. BY THE COURT: Richard G. Kopf United States District Judge
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