Chapman v. Retelsdorf, et al
ORDER permitting the defendant to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis as to Billie Joe Chapman. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (LAC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
Denise M. Lucks
Clerk of Court
The Honorable Richard G. Kopf
Clerk, U.S. District Court
Chief Deputy Clerk
October 24, 2017
8:17-cv-00317 Chapman v. Retelsdorf, et al
A party, who has been given permission to proceed in forma pauperis or who is financially unable
to obtain an adequate defense in a criminal case, has filed a notice of appeal. Pursuant to FRAP
24(a), a party may proceed on appeal in forma pauperis without further authorization unless the
district judge certifies that the appeal is not taken in good faith or finds that the party is otherwise
not entitled to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis. The district judge shall state in writing the
reasons for such a certification or finding.
Please advise the clerk's office of how you intend to proceed so that we may process this appeal:
No order will be entered in this direct criminal appeal, and the party is permitted to
proceed on appeal in forma pauperis.
An order will be entered finding that the party is not entitled to proceed in forma
No order will be entered. The party is permitted to proceed on appeal in forma
An order will be entered in this § 2254 or § 2255 case regarding certificate of
Dated this 24th day of October, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
Additional Requirement for State Habeas or § 2255 Cases
Pursuant to Rule 22(b) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and 28 U.S.C. § 2253 (c), the
district judge who rendered the judgment shall either issue a certificate of appealability or state
the reasons why such a certificate should not be issued.
Transmission of the notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals will be delayed until this court rules
on the party's in forma pauperis status and the certificate of appealability.
Approved Date: 12/22/14
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