Tetter v. Chief US Marshal et al
ORDER OF THE COURT ON RECOMMENDATION REGARDING REQUEST TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS ON APPEAL. (Ordered by Judge David C Godbey on 2/2/2017) (aaa)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CHIEF U.S. MARSHAL, et al.,
Referred to U.S. Magistrate Judge
ORDER OF THE COURT ON RECOMMENDATION REGARDING
REQUEST TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS ON APPEAL
Considering the record in this case and the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, the
Court hereby finds and orders:
The request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is GRANTED.
The application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is DENIED
because the Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that the appeal is not
taken in good faith. In support of this certification, the Court adopts and incorporates
by reference the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation filed in this case on
November 8, 2016. Based on those findings, this Court finds that the appeal presents
no legal points of arguable merit and is therefore frivolous.
Although this court has certified that the appeal is not taken in good faith
under 28 U.S. C. § 1915(a)(3) and Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(3), the plaintiff may
challenge this finding pursuant to Baugh v. Taylor, 117 F.3d 197 (5th Cir.
1997), by filing a separate motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal
with the Clerk of Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, within
30 days of this order. The cost to file a motion to proceed on appeal with the
Fifth Circuit is calculated below, and if the plaintiff moves to proceed on
appeal in forma pauperis the prison authorities will be directed to collect the
fees as calculated in this order.
(1) The plaintiff is assessed an initial partial fee of $ 0.00. See 28 U.S.C. §
(2) Thereafter, the plaintiff shall pay $505.00, the balance of the filing fee,
in periodic installments. The plaintiff is required to make payments of 20%
of the preceding month’s income credited to the plaintiff’s prison account
until the plaintiff has paid the total filing fees of $505.00. The agency having
custody of the plaintiff shall collect this amount from the trust fund account
or institutional equivalent, when funds are available and when permitted by
28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2), and forward it to the clerk of the district court.
(3) If the plaintiff files a motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal directly with the Fifth Circuit, the clerk shall serve a copy of this order on the
inmate accounting office or other person(s) or entity with responsibility for
collecting and remitting to the district court interim filing payments on behalf
of prisoners, as designated by the facility in which the prisoner is currently
or subsequently confined.
DATE: February 2, 2017
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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