Robinson v. State of Nebraska
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER that Plaintiff's motion for copies is denied. 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
STATE OF NEBRASKA,
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Copies. (Filing No.
39.) The statutory right to proceed in forma pauperis does not include the right to
receive copies of documents without payment. 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, 1078 (8th Cir.1973)). If Plaintiff requires copies of court
documents, he should contact the clerk’s office to determine the proper method of
requesting and paying for copies. Accordingly,
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: Plaintiff’s motion for copies is denied.
Dated this 20th day of October, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
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