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Wade Knight v. Directing Clerk To Serve Copy On H.A.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


January 28, 2011

WADE KNIGHT,
PETITIONER,
v.
DIRECTING CLERK TO SERVE COPY ON H.A. RIOS, JR., COURT OF APPEALS RESPONDENT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS ON APPEAL (Doc. 34)

Petitioner is a prisoner proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241.

On May 11, 2009, petitioner filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis. (Doc. 2). However, it appears that this motion was not ruled upon by the Court, though it appears that he was eligible to proceed in forma pauperis due to his indigency and the minimal amount of funds in his trust account. Id.

On June 23, 2010, judgment was entered dismissing the petition for writ of habeas corpus. (Doc. 24) On December 27, 2010, petitioner filed a notice of appeal and an application to proceed in forma pauperis. (Doc. 34) 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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