Butler v. Gittere et al

Filing 3

ORDER - Petitioner's Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (ECF No. 1 ) is denied. Petitioner must pay the $5.00 fee by November 30, 2020. Clerk is instructed to mail Petitioner two copies of this order (Mai led to Petitioner at ESP on 10/16/2020). Petitioner must make the necessary arrangements to have a copy of this order attached to the check for the filing fee. The initial screening of the Petition (ECF No. 1 -1) under the Rules Governing Section 22 54 Cases and consideration of the Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF No. 1 -2) are deferred to until such time as Petitioner has fully complied with this order. Petitioner's failure to timely comply with this order will result in the dismissal of this action without further advance notice. Signed by Chief Judge Miranda M. Du on 10/16/2020. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - AB)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 5 ANTHONY BUTLER, 6 7 8 Case No. 3:20-cv-00560-MMD-WGC Petitioner, ORDER v. W. GITTERE, et al., Respondents. 9 10 Petitioner Anthony Butler, a Nevada state prisoner, has submitted a pro se Petition 11 for Writ of Habeas Corpus (ECF No. 1-1) under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. This habeas matter is 12 before the Court on Butler’s Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (“IFP”) (ECF No. 1). 13 For the reasons discussed below, orders Butler to resolve the filing fee. 14 Under 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a) and the Judicial Conference Schedule of Fees, a $5.00 15 filing fee is required to initiate a habeas action in a federal district court. Indigent prisoners 16 who do not have money to pay the $5.00 filing fee may request IFP status to waive the 17 fee. A federal district court may authorize a person to begin an action without prepaying 18 fees and costs if the person submits an IFP application on the approved form along with 19 the appropriate supporting documentation. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a); LSR 1-1, LSR 1-2. 20 Although Butler submitted the required form, the supporting documents show he is 21 able to pay the $5.00 filing fee. Thus, Butler does not qualify for a fee waiver. The Court 22 therefore denies his IFP application. Butler will have 45 days to pay the $5.00 filing fee. 23 24 It is therefore ordered that Petitioner Anthony Butler’s Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (ECF No. 1) is denied. 25 It is further ordered that Butler must pay the $5.00 fee by November 30, 2020. 26 The Clerk of Court is instructed to MAIL Butler two copies of this order. Butler must 27 make the necessary arrangements to have a copy of this order attached to the check for 28 the filing fee. 1 It is further ordered that the initial screening of Butler’s Petition for Writ of Habeas 2 Corpus (ECF No. 1-1) under the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases and consideration 3 of the Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF No. 1-2) are deferred to until such time as 4 he has fully complied with this order. 5 6 7 Butler’s failure to timely comply with this order will result in the dismissal of this action without further advance notice. DATED THIS 16th Day of October 2020. 8 9 10 11 MIRANDA M. DU CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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