Morton v. Gilbert

Filing 3

ORDER granting 1 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis, signed by Magistrate Judge David W. Christel.**1 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Cecil Morton, Prisoner ID: 725136)(CMG)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 6 7 8 CECIL L MORTON, Petitioner, 9 10 CASE NO. 3:17-CV-05536-RJB-DWC ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS v. 11 MARGARET GILBERT, 12 Respondent. 13 14 This is a federal habeas action filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has submitted an 15 application seeking leave to proceed with this action in forma pauperis. Petitioner’s application 16 demonstrates that he is unable to afford the $5.00 filing fee. Petitioner’s application to proceed 17 in forma pauperis (Dkt. 1) is therefore GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to file petitioner’s 18 petition for writ of habeas corpus without the prepayment of fees. The Clerk is further directed 19 to send a copy of this Order to petitioner. 20 Dated this 13th day of July, 2017. 22 A 23 David W. Christel United States Magistrate Judge 21 ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS - 1

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