EDWARDS v. OBAMA et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS IS GRANTED. THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED AS FRIVOLOUS. THE MOTION THAT PLAINTIFF ATTACHED TO HIS COMPLAINT IS DENIED; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE GERALD A. MCHUGH ON 6/25/15. 6/25/15 ENTERED AND MAILED TO PRO SE.(jl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
BARACKA OBAMA, et al.
JUNE 25, 2015
Plaintiff Vernell Edwards brought this civil action against President Obama,
“Philadelphia owner of the State of Pennsylvania,” Will Smith, “Social Security Owner,” Bill
Gates, “The Richest Man in the World,” Prince Charles of England, Donald Trump, Howard
Hughes, and “All the Presidents of the United States of America.” He seeks leave to proceed in
forma pauperis. Plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis is granted because it appears he
is incapable of paying the fees necessary to proceed with this civil action.
28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i) requires the Court to dismiss the Complaint if it is frivolous.
A complaint is frivolous if it “lacks an arguable basis either in law or in fact.” Neitzke v.
Williams, 490 U.S. 319, 325 (1989). It is legally baseless if “based on an indisputably meritless
legal theory,” Deutsch v. United States, 67 F.3d 1080, 1085 (3d Cir. 1995), and factually baseless
“when the facts alleged rise to the level of the irrational or the wholly incredible.” Denton v.
Hernandez, 504 U.S. 25, 33 (1992).
I find that Plaintiff’s complaint is “wholly incredible.” Id. For example, the complaint
alleges that the basis for the Court’s jurisdiction is “[plaintiff’s] throne and kingdom of God –
King Edwards – Throne and Kingdom – Bill Gates Banks Throne and King – Also Donald
Triump [sic] and Howard Huhges [sic] Throne and Kingdom.” Plaintiff asserts, among other
things, that he, rather than President Obama, is the President of the United States and that Obama
gave him diabetes. Having reviewed the complaint, the Court concludes that it is legally and
factually baseless and that amendment would be futile. Accordingly, the Court will dismiss the
complaint with prejudice. An appropriate order follows, which shall be docketed separately.
/s/ Gerald Austin McHugh
United States District Court Judge
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