IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 8, 2010
STEVEN DALE BELL, PETITIONER,
JAMES HARTLEY, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS ON APPEAL and DIRECTING CLERK TO SERVE THE COURT OF APPEALS
Petitioner is a prisoner proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
On September 23, 2010, judgment was entered denying the petition for writ of habeas corpus. On October 15, 2010, petitioner filed a notice of appeal, a motion for certificate of appealability and an application to proceed in forma pauperis. Examination of petitioner's application to proceed in forma pauperis reveals that petitioner is unable to afford the costs of an appeal. Accordingly, the application to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is GRANTED. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. The Clerk is directed to serve a copy of this order on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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